Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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by Caroline Jane Knight, Read by Alison Larkin

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“Austen fans will be excited by the new insights into their favorite author provided in this memoir by an Austen relative—who actually lived in the family home” —raves AudioFile Magazine.

Caroline Jane Knight is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House, the sixteenth-century English manor house on the ancestral estate where Jane Austen lived and wrote. Caroline ate at the same dining table, read in the same library, explored the same country lanes and shared the same dreams of independence as Jane Austen did.

But when she was seventeen, Caroline and her family were forced to leave the home her family had lived in for centuries. Heartbroken and determined to leave all things Austen behind her, this is the story of Caroline’s journey from an idyllic childhood in which she baked cakes with her Granny for Jane Austen tourists, through personal crisis and success to her eventual embrace of her Austen heritage and the creation of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.

A contemporary and dramatic story, it is also a major contribution to the library of works about Jane Austen, including information thrillingly new to Jane Austen’s readers and scholars.

Read by award-winning narrator Alison Larkin whose critically acclaimed recordings of the novels of Jane Austen include Pride and Prejudice and Songs from Regency England, Persuasion and Poems, Northanger Abbey and the History of England and Emma – the 200th anniversary audio edition.

“Alison Larkin herself is a comic writer and performer and she approaches Austen as a satirist – she has genuine theatrical skill – sustained comic creations. The voice reveals all.” —David Denby, The New Yorker

“A narrator to seek out. Unparalleled…” —AudioFile Magazine

2 reviews for Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeannetta McGarry

    Austen fans will LOVE this audiobook! I have listened to Alison Larkin narrate all of Jane Austen’s novels and this book was such a treat to listen to just after listening to Alison Larkin narrating Emma. I LOVED this! What a wonderful, fascinating story. Now I want to visit Chawton House. What a treat! I loved loved loved this audio book. I kept picturing Mr Knightley walking from his house to Emma’s house and loved the descriptions of Chawton House and then I got really caught up in Caroline’s story. Caroline has a lovely sense of humor just like her great Aunt and Alison Larkin was the PERFECT narrator for this! Wow!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diana Shand

    Great audio book companion. I have got the book and have read it cover to cover in record time. Loved it. To own the audio book now enables me to have it with me wherever I go. I love listening to it. It is such a fascinating story, heartbraking at times. It is worth every penny. So glad I’ve got the book in paper and audio format now.

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