2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, whose six completed vels have never been out of print. Best kwn for her vels, 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Mansfield Park', and 'Emma', first published anymously, Jane commented, critiqued and illuminated the life of the English upper classes. But did Jane's writings highlight anything about her own spirituality? In this celebratory book, Paula Hollingsworth explores Jane Austen's gentle but strong faith and the effect it had both on her life and her writing. Drawing on Jane's life story, her letters, her friendships, her books and the characters portrayed, Paula shows the depth of Jane Austen's spirituality.
Paula Hollingsworth is a parish priest with a background in English literature, maths and science. She has been fascinated by Jane Austen for some time, and wrote her thesis on Jane Austen's spirituality as part of her studies at Sarum College for her MA. She is a frequent speaker on English literature. This is her first book.