All about Austen
Katy Birchall presents everything you need to know about one of our greatest literary influences
Two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains one of the most beloved novelists in the English language. Since their publication, her novels have never been out of print and, despite there only being six, the list of adaptations seems endless—few authors can boast such literary influence. For dedicated Janeites, her 2017 anniversary is the perfect excuse to talk of nothing else. For the less passionate who have the misfortune of having to listen to them, I hereby present a crash course, designed to enable swift navigation through a world of love triangles, bonnets and all things Austen.
‘I adore Jane Austen’s novels. She has been my favourite writer since I read Mansfield Park when I was 14. Reading her novels is like sipping a warm, comforting brandy– with just a hint of pepper and spice Paula Byrne, author and Jane Austen biographer