Who was the mysterious Jane Austen?
A quiet country girl who was fond of retail and romance and dancing at balls? Or a strong-minded woman of war, empire and business, who chose to remain unmarried to independently write novels?
Jane penned six novels in her lifetime which were published anonymously and brought her little frame. Today she is regarded as one of England’s most celebrated authors. Her novels and subsequent film and television adaptations have turned her into a global superstar.
2017 was an exciting year for Jane Austen fans. The planning had started the year before, and whispered discussions had talked about Jane Austen treasures appearing – some had not been seen for over forty years.
Jane Austen 200 is filled with unseen photographs and accompanying commentary that illuminate Jane’s life and take you on a journey 200 years after her death.