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Fans of Jane Austen are taking their fandom a bit far. People have started to leave the ashes of loved ones in the gardens surrounding the Jane Austen House Museum and it’s making people a little upset. The collections manager Louise West says ‘is is distressing for visitors to see mounds of human ash particularly so for our gardener. On three or four occasions, our gardener Celia Simpson has found piles of human ash placed in the garden secretly’. That’s taking fandom a step too far isn’t it? And surely in a polite Regency society no-one would be so vulgar as to leave ashes in the garden?

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