Joanna Trollope launches the much-anticipated Austen Project with a contemporary reworking of Sense and Sensibility. Six of today’s finest writers have been paired with Jane Austen’s six finished novels, to launch them into the age of social media, while respecting the original plots.
The Dashwood sisters are just as dissimilar as in the original – only Elinor is now a patient and hardworking architecture student, while the impulsive Marianne fills the house with her dramas and guitar playing. Trollope chronicles the sisters’ lives as, beset by heartbreak and money worries, they struggle to stay true to their values.
Joanna Trollope has seventeen bestselling novels to her name – witty, emotionally intelligent and attuned to social nuance, she proves that hers is the perfect voice to retell this classic coming-of-age story. Come and hear her Joanna discuss this ambitious and admirable work, in the beautiful Georgian church where Jane Austen was once a regular.