On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world.This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy. 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' - Antonia Fraser Popular historian, author and television presenter, Lucy Worsley made her name bringing history to life through popular BBC history programmes including If Walls Could Talk which was later made into a bestselling accompanying volume. Her other books include A Very British Murder, Cavalier, Courtiers and Jane Austen at Home. She has also published the children’s books Eliza Rose and My Name is Victoria. Browse our range of Jane Austen books and find out more about the author's life and works.
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- ISBN: 9781473632202
- Number of pages: 496
- Weight: 369g
- Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm