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Joanna Trollope in Conversation with Jenni Murray

Sense & Sensibility

  • 20
  • Oct




Acclaimed author Joanna Trollope infront of a period fireplace.Barker Evans

Author and Woman's hour presenter Jenni Murray with glasses perched on her nose.

Joanna Trollope is one of six contemporary authors rewriting Jane Austen’s work for The Austen Project. In this sparkling retelling of Sense & Sensibility, she casts her sharp satirical eye over the story of two sisters who could hardly be more different. Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, dreams of going to art school. When the family are forced out of their home their values are put to the test. A tale that might appear to the modern eye to be all romance, bonnets and betrothals, becomes a wonderfully witty coming-of-age story for our times. Joanna Trollope is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestselling novels including The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law and The Soldier’s Wife. She will be talking with author and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray.