About this book
Reveals the truth about the infamous Jane Austen through dedicating each chapter to an object that conjures up a pivotal moment in her life. What can a vellum notebook, a topaz cross and a bathing machine tell us about the beloved novelist? Was she really a spinster confining her novels to the small canvas of village life? Or did she choose to remain unmarried and live life as a professional writer?
Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne's landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books.
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