Godmersham Park: The Sunday Times top ten bestseller by the acclaimed author of Miss Austen

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Godmersham Park: The Sunday Times top ten bestseller by the acclaimed author of Miss Austen

Godmersham Park: The Sunday Times top ten bestseller by the acclaimed author of Miss Austen

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Both of May's rooms are embellished with ornate plasterwork, the hall also having a chimneypiece by John Michael Rysbrack. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. Distractions come in the form of the dashing Henry Austen and friendship comes from his sister, the arch Miss Jane Austen. Elsie Tritton was the widow of Sir Louis Baron, of Black Cat cigarette fame, and Robert Tritton a respected art dealer.

Edward inherited Godmersham Park, and wealth and lands, married a fashionable woman, and had numerous children to provide for. John Cunliffe Lister Kay bought Godmersham and was eventually succeeded by his brother Eliis, who became the 1st Lord Masham. I also appreciated that the book doesn't focus too much on Jane Austen, who could easily overshadow everyone else in a work of historical fiction like this.Hornby vividly portrays the limited and proscribed roles available to women, who were forced to marry men they did not love, or to live precariously or in poverty. A few years after Thomas May Knight II’s death, his widow retired to Canterbury and in 1797 Edward Austen came to live in Godmersham. From the bestselling author of “Miss Austen” comes a fictionalized look into the life of Anne Sharp, one of Jane Austen’s closest friends. As for the ending, I had mixed feelings, but appreciated it after I read the author’s note about the characters’ subsequent years.

Godmersham Park passed to John Cunliffe Lister, 3rd Baron Masham, who sold it in 1921 to William Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth. Godmersham Park is inspired by the real-life friendship between Anne Sharp and one of Britain’s most celebrated authors: Jane Austen.

An invigorating riff on an author whose life and works keep on giving, and an ideal companion for your beach towel this summer. in " The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's membership magazine, and in our weekly " Publishing This Week" newsletter. We’re twin sisters who believe in the power of great love stories, in beautiful tales of Modern Romanticism, and in living a more Romantic, imaginative lifestyle.

In 1804, unmarried and with little outside support, Anne Sharp accepts the position of governess for the Austen family at Godmersham Park in Kent. That romance wasn’t the driving force behind the plot was also a welcome factor - here we see friendship, belonging, and adaptation to change. Henry por otro lado, se mueve entre un héroe austeniano con la desgracia de tener esposa, y no prometida, y por otro, por alguien que es un seductor, una especie de Willoughby, y todo me resultaba muy extraño. She also gives us quite a bit of time with the family of Jane's brother, in their newly elevated sphere as landowners, and Jane's brother Henry, the charming, optimistic gadabout who reeks of male privilege but more or less means well. A sympathetic character given her circumstances and ill-health, I liked Anne well enough, but I didn’t really grow fond of her.Godmersham Park is a well-written story that not only reads with authenticity but also mirrors the very plight of women with Jane Austen herself articulated in many of her own stories. He remodelled the south front to designs by William Burn, [9] which were swept away in the 1930s by Robert Tritton. Given Henry’s status as a married man and Anne’s determination to not follow in her mother’s footsteps, you know fairly early on that their relationship is a dead end, incapable of progressing beyond anything more than a flirtation. Pensaba leer esta novela más tarde, pero me sorprendió hace dos semanas en la librería y claro tuve que cogerla, porque tras Miss Austen, una novela que me pareció una maravilla, esta también está firmada por Gill Hornby y de nuevo se recoge una figura del ambiente de Jane Austen.

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