- Plans submitted to turn George Eliot's Coventry home into Arabic school
- Author, real name Mary Anne Evans, wrote first major work at property in 1846
- It outraged George Eliot Fellowship who fear building will be 'radically changed'
- House was previously a Bangladeshi community centre for more than a decade
Fans of English novelist George Eliot are outraged at plans to convert the home where she penned many of her classics into an Arabic school.
George Eliot, the pen name for author Mary Anne Evans, lived at Bird Grove house in Coventry in the mid to late 1800s, where she wrote her first major work, an English translation of Strauss' 'The Life of Jesus'.
However, there are now plans to convert the Grade II listed white-washed house - which is in a road named after the author - into the Al Amal Arabic School.
Signs outside the home, which is part-owned by four different people, explain its future use.
The former home, pictured, of English novelist George Eliot is set to become a Arabic school under new plans