Jane Austen fans rejoice! Thanks to advances in forensic science we now know what the great novelist of eighteenth century English society looked like. At least that’s according to the folks at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, UK. They just unveiled a wax sculpture which they claim is the closest “anyone has come to the real Jane Austen in 200 years.” Drawing on contemporary descriptions and accounts, not to mention the talents of forensic artist Melissa Dring and Emmy-winning costume designer Andrea Galer, Ms Austen comes to life in a new and unique way.
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