I am aware that there is controversy regarding a statue of Jane Austen being located in the Inner Close Close.  However, Jane Austen's burial place is in Winchester Cathedral, as well as a beautiful brass tribute on the wall adjacent to her tomb.

Many visitors from the world over visit Winchester Cathedral to witness where her tomb is located.

She spent her last days in a house in 8, College Street, Winchester, where there is a plaque stating the house was her resting place where she passed away age 41 on July 18th 1817.

A statue in Winchester's Inner Close, nearby her resting place, should be erected celebrate her life, providing literary masterpieces.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Lever

Juniper Close,

Badger Farm

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