Jane Austen at Home - A biography. Lucy Worsley book

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Limited edition copies signed by Lucy Worsley

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 palaces and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all the 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 is 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.

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Lucy Worsley is an historian, author, curator and television presenter. Lucy read history at New college, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces. She also presents history programmes for the BBC and is the author of several bestselling books.

Jane Austen (16th December 1775 -18th July 1817), was an English novelist, best known for novels such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. Her novels often explored the dependence of women on marriage to elevate themselves to a higher social standing.

18th July 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. In this anniversary year, Historic Royal Palaces Chief Curator, Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world.

  • Hardback
  • Signed by Lucy Worsley
  • Marking 200 year since Jane Austen's death

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