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A wealth of detail for fans of Jane Austen
on 10 September 2014
Don't be deceived by the title or the cover picture. This is a meticulously-researched and comprehensive biography of Jane Austen. The author begins each chapter with an object from Georgian times and uses it as a starting point for one of the main themes of Austen's life and work. For me, this, rather than a chronological approach, really brought the subject to life.
I have always loved Jane Austen's novels, but never thought that the woman herself was very interesting. This superb biography has proved me wrong.