Dr Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, is a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker, passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience.
Her new biography of Jane Austen takes a new look at Jane Austen’s life from the perspective of her
It considers what home meant to Jane, and tells the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered to her. Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster, Dr Worsley instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
‘This is as good as telly history gets.’
‘The undisputed Queen of TV history.’
‘The more one reads her text, the more one admires its qualities. It shows the same precision, historical sense and agreeable quirkiness which make her contributions to even the most banal television programme about the past so interesting.’
Join us in the The Shed after the concert for live acoustic blues.