Author Helena Kelly will be talking about her book, Jane Austen: The Secret Radical’ on Saturday 24th June at 10:30am in St Mary’s Church, Kintbury, as part of ‘Jane Austen – the Kintbury Connection’: a weekend of events celebrating the writer’s association with the village.
In her first, brilliantly original book, Austen expert Helena Kelly introduces the reader to a passionate woman living in an age of revolution; to a writer who used what was regarded as the lightest of literary genres, the novel, to grapple with the weightiest of subjects – feminism, slavery, abuse, the treatment of the poor, the power of the Church, even evolution – at a time, and in a place, when to write about such things directly was seen as akin to treason.
Uncovering a radical, spirited and political engaged Austen, Jane Austen, The Secret Radical will encourage you to read Jane, all over again.
Tickets are £8.50 from us. Please note Paula Byrne is no longer talking. For the full line-up of events including an adaptation of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ by Gill Hornby please visit their website janeaustenatkintbury.co.uk