The Paragon
Bath, England BA1 5LS

Award winning writer and biographer, Claire Harman talks about her new work, Jane's Fame: How Austen Conquered the World, a story of intrigue, personal struggle and sometimes surprising neglect. Harman unfolds the history of the Austen estate and goes on to explore the eruption of public interest in Austen in the last two decades, the making of her into a classic English author in the twentieth century, the critical wars that erupted as a result and lastly, her powerful influence on contemporary phenomena of chick-lit, romantic comedy, and film. Part biography and part cultural history, this book does not just tell a fascinating story - it is essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works and remarkably potent fame.

The Bookshop, 7.15 for 7.30pm. Tickets £5 with £5 off the book. Reception.

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Added by canongatebooks on April 6, 2009

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