I turned on my Floss tube online and watched that for a bit. Then I became intrigued with a suggested video...Jane Austen Behind Closed Doors. It just popped up as a video I might enjoy as I have watched many Lucy Worsley presentations on You Tube via the BBC.
Jane Austen died two hundred years ago today so it is very appropriate to take a look at one of my favorite authors. She was only 41 years old and probably died of a disease that could be easily treated today. But before we remember Jane, let's meet Lucy.
Her one hour program is a must for any Austen fan. Lucy takes us to the houses where Jane lived, describes Jane's complicated family life and shares with us the inspiration for Jane's novels. Sadly Jane did not live to enjoy her popularity as a novelist. Her novels sold well but as she sold the rights for the first works, she never received a royalty for Pride and Prejudice. She did wise up a bit and refused to sell the rights of later novels. I enjoyed seeing the houses where Jane lived, her visits to Bath and Lyme. Her position in life and her travels definitely had an impact on the themes of her books.
So if you have a lazy afternoon with nothing to do, go to You Tube and check out this interesting program.