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LUCY WORSLEY – JANE AUSTEN AT HOME

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 7.30pm

This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party – or the parsonage.’ Antonia Fraser

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Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and a hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker. She is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography ‘Jane Austen at Homeis published on 18th May, and we are delighted to welcome her to the EM Forster Theatre on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May to discuss her refreshing new look at Jane Austen’s life, on the two hundredth anniversary of her death.

The undisputed queen of TV history” The Guardian

In an illustrated talk, Lucy will offer a fascinating insight into Jane Austen’s world, discussing what home meant to her, through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered most to Jane. It wasn’t all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster Lucy instead presents Jane as a witty and passionate woman of her time who fought for her freedom, and who, despite having at least five marriage prospects, in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.

A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.’ Amanda Foreman

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*Please note that Friday 19th May has SOLD OUT, tickets still available for Saturday 20th May*

LUCY WORSLEY – JANE AUSTEN AT HOME EM Forster Theatre, 7.30pm

Ticket Only: £24 (£15 under 21)

Ticket & Book: £36.50 (£27.50 under 21)

Box Office: 01732 304241  www.tonbridgearts.com

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