Rebecca Smith, descendent of Jane Austen, is the author of three novels published by Bloomsbury: The Bluebird Café (2001) Happy Birthday and All That (2003) and A Bit of Earth (2006).
Rebecca studied History at the University of Southampton and is now a Teaching Fellow in English and Creative Writing there. From the autumn of 2009 until the summer of 2010, Rebecca was the Writer in Residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton; she continues to work closely with the Museum. Her first work of non-fiction, Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas, was published in the autumn of 2012 in the UK and North America.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Rebecca Smith's new book.