Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby audiobook

Godmersham Park

By Gill Hornby
Read by Bessie Carter

Blackstone Publishing 9781639362585

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212226738

  • ISBN: 9798212226721

  • ISBN: 9798212226745

  • Available on 01/01/2023

    ISBN: 9798212414654

Runtime: 10.98 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A richly imagined novel inspired by the true story of Anne Sharp, a governess who became very close with Jane Austen and her family by the #1 International bestselling author of Miss Austen.

On January 21, 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At thirty-one years old, she has no previous experience of either teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died, and she has nowhere else to go. Anne is left with no choice. For her new charge—twelve-year-old Fanny Austen—Anne’s arrival is all novelty and excitement.

The governess role is a uniquely awkward one. Anne is neither one of the servants, nor one of the family, and to balance a position between the “upstairs” and “downstairs” members of the household is a diplomatic chess game. One wrong move may result in instant dismissal. Anne knows that she must never let down her guard.

When Mr. Edward Austen’s family comes to stay, Anne forms an immediate attachment to Jane. They write plays together, and enjoy long discussions. However, in the process, Anne reveals herself as not merely pretty, charming, and competent; she is clever too. Even her sleepy, complacent, mistress can hardly fail to notice.

Meanwhile Jane’s brother, Henry, begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess. And from now on, Anne’s days at Godmersham Park are numbered.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts.” Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Bookclub, praise for the author
“The great writer is brought to life in this clever, well-researched piece of fiction.” The Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Gill Hornby

Author Bio: Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby writes a column for the Telegraph and is the author of several nonfiction books. She lives in Berkshire, England with her husband and their four children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English