Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen at home
Leading historian Dr Lucy Worsley continues to casts her expert eye on one of Britain’s favourite novelists as she continue her tour of the UK this week examining how life would have been for Jane Austen at Home.
She appears in Durham tonight (Monday 19th March), York on Wednesday (21st March) and Exeter on Sunday (25th March) discussing her new biography Austen which takes a look at the writer’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 of course is best known as the woman the Guardian called "the undisputed Queen of TV history.” But her 'day job'is as Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces.
Rest assured though that, whatever she is doing, she is absolutely passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience.
Lucy Worsley - Jane Austen at Home plays the Gala Theatre in Durham tonight (Monday 19th March). Info at www.galadurham.co.uk She’s at York Literature Festival on Wednesday. Info at www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk and at the Northcott Theatre on Sunday 25th March). Info at https://exeternorthcott.co.uk