The six most polished, controlled and elegant social comedies to be found in English literature were written by a woman whose personal life was unexciting and confined. Jane Austen’s cool judgment, ironic detachment and her genius gave her novels depth and charm and made them some of the most popular novels ever!
Susannah Fullerton has been the President of The Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is Sydney’s most popular literary lecturer and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image Credits: Portrait of Fanny Knight by Cassandra Austen, Jane Austen's watercolourist sister. Public domain