TV historian Lucy Worsley visits the real Jane Austen on home ground
In this 200th anniversary of her sadly premature death, Jane Austen is everywhere. Magazine articles, documentaries and dramatisations of her books celebrate the life and work of the woman who for many was England’s greatest novelist.
She recently received that ultimate accolade when she appeared on the new ten pound note replacing Charles Darwin who has been in situ for the past 25 years.
No surprise then that our touring show Jane Austen at Home is doing brisk business. It arrives in Loughborough on Thursday 2nd November and finds top TV historian Lucy Worsley discussing her new Austen biography, also called Jane Austen at Home, and examines the novelist’s life by considering what ‘home’ meant to Jane.
It tells her story through the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her most. It dispels the myth of the lonely spinster and instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy. Great stuff!
Lucy Worsley is a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker. The Guardian called "the undisputed Queen of TV history." She is also Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and absolutely passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience.
Lucy Worsley - Jane Austen at Home is at Loughborough Town Hall on Thursday 2nd November More information at www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk