Paula Byrne was born in Birkenhead and has a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, where she is a Research Fellow in English Literature. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Theatre, was shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize. Her most recent book is Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead.
Fashioning Jane: How to Read Paula Byrne’s New Biography
IN 1817, HENRY AUSTEN prefaced the posthumous release of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey with a decorous “Biographical Notice” that ...