Godmersham Park. A Novel of the Austen Family.
Anne Sharp arrives at Godmersham Park in 1804 to be governess to 12 year old Fanny Austen. As she knows, she will be neither upstairs, nor downstairs, nor part of the family. When the family arrives, she forms a fast friendship with Edward's sister Jane, and they enjoy reading and writing together; perhaps not altogether correct behavoir. But it's Edward's brother Henry's friendship she might do well to avoid. Hornby combines meticulous research with her love for Jane Austen and ability to spin entertaining historical fiction to create this "might have been" tale about one of Jane Austen's few close friends. Pegasus Books. 2022. Hb, Dj. NEW. $25.00