Lockdown Lit Fest: Miriam Margolyes and Janet Todd

Stellar actress Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, The Age of Innocence, Blackadder) reads from and discusses the latest novel by her old friend, world-renowned Cambridge academic and literary biographer Janet Todd. In Don’t You Know There’s a War On? Janet addresses social change, imperial decline and class anxiety in post-war Britain from the perspective of a thorny and claustrophobic […]

The Restless Comedy of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Last Novel, Sanditon

Fragment of a Seaside Romp By Janet Todd Reprinted from Literary Hub via FENTUM PRESS January 10, 2020 Was there ever a fragment like Jane Austen’s Sanditon? The distinguished novelist suffering a long decline—her brother Henry alleged that “the symptoms of a decay, deep and incurable, began to show themselves in the commencement of 1816″—used her last months […]