By Andrew Norman
Whereas many elements of Jane Austen's lifestyles are renowned and documented, others are shrouded in secret. This was once no longer because of any motion on her half. It was once largely as a result of activities of her sister Cassandra, who, after Jane's demise, intentionally destroyed various letters despatched by way of her to friends and family. Jane's friends and family have alluded to the truth that, on the flip of the 17-18th century, she fell in love with someone whose identification has remained a secret. Is it attainable, after a passage of greater than centuries, and although Cassandra destroyed letters written via Jane on the time in query, for this secret lover to be pointed out? the answer's convinced. Barrington courtroom in Somersetshire is likely one of the nationwide Trust's so much prestigious homes, and facts is produced for the first actual time that this estate was once Jane's thought for 'Kellynch Hall', domestic of Sir Walter Elliot in Persuasion.
** This digital variation contains forty two black-and-white illustrations and eight genealogy diagrams **