Re-telling Pride and Prejudice

Tue 16 May 2017, 12:30 - 13:15

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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This event is part of the British Academy's Literature Week 2017

Acclaimed author Jo Baker introduces Longbourn, her re-telling of Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ perspective. In this talk, she will discuss why she chose to re-invent a beloved classic and how she went about creating a compelling new tale without alienating Austen fans.

Jo Baker is the author of six novels, most recently Longbourn and A Country Road, A Tree. She has also written for BBC Radio 4, and her short stories have been included in a number of anthologies.

Free, booking required

Media partner: Londonist

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Image credit: Longbourn, Jo Baker, Penguin Random House UK

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