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Murder and mayhem at Mansfield Park

A hugely entertaining homage, Murder At Mansfield Park offers readers a very different view of Mansfield Park.

Austen fans and critics alike have over the years wondered about Mansfield Park: why did Austen write it? Many have questioned Austen's choice of a lead character who is so unlike Emma or Elizabeth Bennet (Austen’s own mother described Fanny as “insipid” while Kingsley Amis is more forthcoming in his description of the character as “morally detestable”).

Lynn Shepherd replies to the criticism of Austen’s work with this wonderful tribute and celebration of Mansfield Park. She says, "What intrigues me about Mansfield Park is how unlike Jane Austen it actually is.There will be an oppourtunity to meet the author and purchase the book at this lecture.


Dr Lynn Shepherd | talks | www


Date and Time:

27 April 2010 at 6:30 pm


2 hours



Chawton House Library
Chawton House
GU34 1SJ
01420 541010

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Doors open at 6.30pm for complimentary wine and canapes, with the lecture starting at 7pm

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