Talk: Jane Austen at Home
Winchester: Saturday 2 November, 20.00–21.00
Talk synopsis: Lucy Worsley’s illustrated talk takes a tour of the country to see where Jane Austen lived. It considers what home meant to Jane, telling Austen’s story through the rooms, spaces possessions and places which mattered to her. Dispelling the myth of the cynical lonely spinster, Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refuses to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
Speaker bio: Dr Lucy Worsley OBE is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and a presenter on historic topics on the BBC. The subjects of her biographies include Queen Victoria as well as Jane Austen, and she’s also a historical novelist who has produced three titles for younger readers.