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In Search of Jane Austen : An Investigation of a Life - Ken Methold

In Search of Jane Austen

An Investigation of a Life

By: Ken Methold

Paperback | 29 June 2019

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After Jane Austen's death at the tragically young age of forty-two, her brother Henry published a brief biography of her life which seemed to contradict the view of others who'd known her. Intrigued by the mystery of the conflicting stories, the Prince Regent's librarian asks Regency playwright and amateur detective Sarah Kedron to uncover the truth about Jane. Sarah takes up the challenge and interviews family members, publishers, friends, in fact, everyone who could throw some light on matter.

This fascinating account of Jane's life is based on a wide reading of works on Jane's life and career as a Regency novelist. As the mystery unravels, the reader gains insights into the character of a most unusual woman who persisted in writing the books she wanted to write in spite of family and financial difficulties.

Industry Reviews

'A dashing actress and playwright is determined to solve the mystery at the heart of Jane Austen's life and writing. Part detective story, part biography, part social history, this is an intriguing and ingenious novel.' Jacqueline Kent author of The Making of Julia Gillard.

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