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Lucy Worsley examines Jane Austen's home life

By: stagedoorscribbler - March 12, 2018

Dr Lucy Worsley

Leading historian Dr Lucy Worsley casts her expert eye on one of Britain’s favourite novelists as she continue a tour of the UK this week examining how life would have been for Jane Austen at Home.

Lucy is of course enjoys a thriving career as Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces but is best known as the  woman the Guardian called "the undisputed Queen of TV history.”

Whatever she is doing she is absolutely passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience.

During appearances including Malvern on Wednesday 14th March, Chester on Thursday 15th March and  and Derby on Sunday 18th March she will discuss her new biography of Jane Austen which  takes a look at Austen’s life from the perspective of her bi-centenary and consider what home meant to Jane. 

It tells the story of her domestic life through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places that mattered to her. Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster, Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time and who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.    

*Lucy Worsley - Jane Austen at Home is at  Malvern Theatres on Wednesday 14th March . More info at At The Storyhouse in Chestre on Thursday 15th March. More info at and at the Derby Theatre win Sunday 18th March. More info at

Further dates follow. See the what's on listings on this website.