Gill Hornby – Godmersham Park

From the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Miss Austen, comes a wonderfully original, emotionally-complex novel, following Anne Sharp, a governess who became close to Jane Austen and her family. Anne’s arrival at Godmersham Park is all novelty and excitement, but Anne is neither one of the servants, nor one of the family, and balancing a position between the ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ is a diplomatic chess game. When the Austens visit the house, and Jane Austen’s brother Henry begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess, Anne’s days at Godmersham Park are numbered. Gill Hornby is the author of the novels The Hive and All Together Now, as well as The Story of Jane Austen, a biography of Austen for young readers. Interviewed by author Sarah Ward.

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