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In the beginning, Jane Austen struggled to get her work published. Now, she is read worldwide. Her books are made into films. Her fame is potent. Why? What does Jane Austen stand for?

In her latest book, Jane’s Fame, award-winning biographer Claire Harman tells a story of personal struggle, family intrigue, accident, advocacy, periods of neglect, shifts in public taste, eruption of interest, and the reasons for Jane’s status as a classic English author.

Official Website: http://www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk/12_tue.html

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