An abridged version of Paula’s book, which I will be reviewing next weekend, can be heard on BBC Radio 4 this week as it is to be featured as this week’s Book of the Week

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne

The five episodes will be broadcast at 9.45 a.m every week day morning, and each will be  repeated the following morning at the late ( or very early!) time of 12.30 a.m.

The Writing Box

The Writing Box

As you already know, the book is not a chronological narrative of Jane Austen’s life but each chapter centres around objects associated with her life. The first episode, broadcast tomorrow morning is entitled The Writing Box. This and the subsequent four episodes will be read by Emma Fielding, and will also be available to “listen again ” to on the BBC iPlayer.