- Picking up a Jane Austen novel acts as an escape from the modern lifestyle for me.
- She is wonderful satirising and celebrating human nature. Her characters and their emotions are timeless and we can recognise and relate to them today.
How Jane has influenced my life
I was first introduced to Jane Austen aged 10 back in 1995 when Andrew Davies’s Pride & Prejudice was on TV. I remember it being on a Sunday, late in the afternoon, and I would watch it with my mam whilst she was ironing. I loved it: the characters, the costumes, the scenery, the humour, the drama and the romance.
From that moment on I was hooked and read all her books. I decided to study English Literature at University, even choosing Bath because it was largely unchanged since the Regency period.