Tag: jane austen

Gill Hornby talks Miss Austen on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

It was a pleasure to tune in this morning to hear Gill speak so eloquently and passionately about her new novel on Radio 4. The full interview is available to catch up with on BBC Sounds – after the moving and inspiring interview with Gail Porter – but here are a few choice snippets… GILL:… Read more »

Gill Hornby’s Miss Austen garners stellar weekend reviews

1840: twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the village of Kintbury. She knows that, in some dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, there is a cache of family letters which hold secrets she is desperate should not be revealed. As Cassandra recalls her youth and her… Read more »

Measures, Magicians, and the Marvelous Miss Austen

Everyone is back to work, your overflowing recycling bin has finally been emptied, and you’ve (hopefully) polished off the last of the now-slightly-stale mince pies… yes, it’s the first week of the new year, and what else can that mean but lists of 2020’s upcoming literary highlights?  SPOILERS: every single newspaper piece contains at least… Read more »