One of Britain's best-loved novelists, Joanna Trollope is the author of 20 highly-acclaimed works of fiction. In a writing career that has spanned 40 years, she has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commentators writing fiction today. In this talk, Joanna considers Jane Austen's genius, the economic circumstances of her world and the hardships of her life. She contrasts this to the working lives of the women in her latest novel, City of Friends, which was published earlier this year.
This talk is part of the 2017 Winchester Festival (7 - 15 July). In its 20th year and one of the oldest festivals in Winchester, this year it will feature nine days of music, talks, drama, visual arts and guided walks in venues across the city.