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Duration: 1 hour

As a historian and unashamed fan, Professor Amanda Vickery is fascinated by how Jane Austen, an anonymous minor novelist in her lifetime, is 200 years later recognised as a unique British literary genius whose fame rivals Dickens and Shakespeare.

From a convention centre in Texas to Princess Diana's family home, and from the trenches of World War I to the silver screen of Hollywood, Vickery explores how and why generations of readers have been won over by just six classic novels.

Last on

Fri 23 Dec 2011 21:30 BBC Two Scotland only

  • Behind the scenes with Amanda Vickery

    Behind the scenes with Amanda Vickery

Credits

Participant
Howard Jacobson
Executive Producer
Ross Wilson
Producer
Rupert Edwards
Director
Rupert Edwards

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