As an ex-Wintonian, having lived within 250 yards of the cathedral close, I have a great affiliation with that area. 

Yes, the proposed location for the Jane Austen statue would add an attraction for the author's many admirers, of whom I am one.

The statue itself, however, has among the attributes mentioned by your correspondence, a hint of haughtiness reflecting, perhaps the character of Mr Darcy.

Geoffrey Moody, 

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