Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 55 minutes
First Published: 2020
Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England’s finest novelists. Now it’s home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen’s legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen’s home and her legacy. These people—a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others—could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.
About Natalie Jenner
Natalie Jenner is a lawyer and author of the debut novel The Jane Austen Society. She was born in England and emigrated to Canada as a child. She is also the founder of the bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario. Visit the author’s website →