The Letters of Jane Austen performed by FIONA SHAW CBE in a dramatised setting

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2022
2 hours 24 minutes
The Letters of Jane Austen performed by FIONA SHAW in a dramatised setting

“Frequently indiscreet and occasionally acerbic or heartless, Jane Austen’s letters are always engaging. Fiona Shaw gives a sensitive reading”. (Daily Telegraph)

“Fiona Shaw as Jane Austen babbles like a little brook of a petit-point life in Hampshire and Bath”. (The Independent)

Born at Steventon in 1775, the daughter of a Hampshire clergyman, Jane Austen was the youngest of seven children. She lived a quiet life, moving to Bath, Southampton, Chawton and eventually to Winchester where she died unmarried in 1817 at the age of forty-two. It is to her elder sister Cassandra that most of her surviving letters are written, and through them we discover the intimate world of the English gentry. They are at times both candid and wickedly indiscreet, detailing the joys and sorrows of her large family, providing us with an insight into the life of one of England’s great novelists.

Also available as part of the CLASSIC LETTERS & JOURNALS BOX SET, a seven-volume edition.
• The Letters & Journals of Lord Nelson with CHARLES DANCE OBE
• The Letters of Charlotte Bronte with IMOGEN STUBBS
• Scott of the Antarctic with EDWARD FOX OBE
• The Highland Journals of Queen Victoria with VIRGINIA McKENNA OBE
• The Letters of Lord Byron with ROBERT POWELL
• The Letters of Jane Austen with FIONA SHAW CBE
• The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth with JENNY AGUTTER OBE

Abridged: Lissa Demetriou
Director: Alan Drury
Producer: Stewart Richards

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