It’s 1840, twenty-three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, when Cassandra Austen – alone and unwed – returns to the vicarage in the village of Kintbury.
There, in a dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, she discovers a treasure trove of family letters – and within them secrets that she feels certain must not be revealed. She resolves to burn the letters, even those written by Jane herself. But why destroy so much of her sister’s legacy? Janeites should join us to celebrate Gill’s new novel based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled academics.
Our musical accompaniment to this event will include works written in 1840.
Includes a cup of tea.