This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.
Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.
A vivid portrait of Jane Austen. A must for any Austenite.
Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book.
Rarely, if ever, will you encounter a historian so in command of their material. Truly, this is a dazzling exercise in persuasion, written with sense and sensibility.
A deep, prolifically researched dive into the houses, vacation homes, and schools where the author spent her life.
Worsley offers us much that Austen's admirers wish to know... [she] is entirely convincing.
An interesting portrait of Georgian and Regency material culture. There's much intriguing historical detail.
A sprightly new take on Austen's life.