THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is my kind of history carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party or the parsonage' Antonia Fraser'A refreshingly uniue perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender creativity and domesticity' Amanda ForemanLucy Worsley 'is a great scene setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak' Sunday TimesOn the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best loved novelist uietly changed the worldThis new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did examining the places and spaces that mattered to her It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms but a life that was often a painful struggle Jane famously lived a 'life without incident' but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr DarcyTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is my kind of history carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party or the parsonage' Antonia Fraser'A refreshingly uniue perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender creativity and domesticity' Amanda ForemanLucy Worsley 'is a great scene setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak' Sunday TimesOn the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best loved novelist uietly changed the worldThis new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did examining the places and spaces that mattered to her It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms but a life that was often a painful struggle Jane famously lived a 'life without incident' but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr DarcyTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is my kind of history carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party or the parsonage' Antonia Fraser'A refreshingly uniue perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender creativity and domesticity' Amanda ForemanLucy Worsley 'is a great scene setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak' Sunday TimesOn the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best loved novelist uietly changed the worldThis new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did examining the places and spaces that mattered to her It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms but a life that was often a painful struggle Jane famously lived a 'life without incident' but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy