"A rare combination of erudition and originality, Jane Austen and the Theatre opens many new doors onto the novelist and her work." --Claudia Johnson ..."elegant and fascinating." --Miranda Seymour, "Spectator"
About the Author
Paula Byrne, who has a PhD from the University of Liverpool, is the bestselling author of Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson, a Richard and Judy Book Club selection that was longlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize and the British Academy Book Prize. She is now a full-time author, and lives in Warwickshire, with her husband, the distinguished critic Jonathan Bate, and their three young children. She is writing a book about Evelyn Waugh and the real family who inspired Brideshead Revisited.