Watch the video below to hear about her first experience of Austen's work, why she was so thrilled to be asked to re-inrepret ther characters for a modern audience, and how she hopes The Austen Project will ultimately lead more people to read “the sacred six".
Joanna Trollope has written a contemporary reworking of Sense and Sensibility, as part of The Austen Project – a major new series pairing six contemporary writers with Jane Austen’s six completed works.
Click here to find out more about the book and watch the video below to see Joanna talking about her involvement in The Austen Project, and why Jane Austen means so much to her:
As part of The Austen Project we are calling on all aspiring young writers aged 16 -18 years old to enter a piece of original writing – nonfiction or fiction – on the theme of “Jane Austen: Re-imagined”.
Joanna officially launched Lechlade Library this week after campaigning residents saved it from closure. Click here to find out more...
Wednesday 1st May 10am: JANE AGAIN
Joanna with her contemporary reworking of Sense and Sensibility (2013) and Paula Byrne author of The Real Jane Austen (2013) discuss innovative ways of bringing the world of Jane Austen to a modern audience, including the blind and partially sighted.
Tickets £8 (includes illustrated talk by John Mullen) Downloadable programme and booking form: Click Here
Congratulations to Judy Marchant who won our Soldier's Wife 2013 Tour competition prize of a year's subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine! Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and attended Joanna's events across the UK in February.
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Joanna appeared on BBC Breakfast, The World at One, BBC Radio 4 and News 24 today to mark the 200th anniversary of publication of Pride and Prejudice.
Joanna has also written a special piece for The Telegraph on the power of Jane Austen. Read it here
To mark publication of The Soldier's Wife in paperback, Joanna will be visiting libraries and bookshops across the country from February 1st - 13th 2013. Join her for the chance to ask her your questions, and hear more about her extensive research for the book.