Where history happened: Jane Austen
Charlotte Hodgman speaks to Paula Byrne, author of The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things, a book about the life and loves of the great novelist, and examines eight related places
Jane Austen: shy, genteel country girl, happy to pen her romantic novels in the peace and quiet of the family home? Or independent go-getting business woman, determined to achieve literary fame? The answer to this question has provoked much debate over past decades.