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How a loan for a second-hand car can end up costing your home. Plus, 200 years to the day after it was first published, will a group of Winchester kids be too proud or too prejudiced to enjoy Jane Austen?

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29 minutes

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Mon 28 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One Oxfordshire, South only

Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary

Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary

First published by Thomas Egerton in 1813, Pride and Prejudice was Jane Austen's second novel.


She described it as her "own darling child".


Now Pride and Prejudice has reached the venerable age of 200.


Read a feature about the novel on the BBC News website. 


Jane Austen fact file

Jane Austen fact file
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of eight children in a close-knit family
  • Born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire
  • In 1801 the family moved to Bath
  • After the death of her father, the family moved several times, eventually settling in Chawton, Hampshire
  • Her brother Henry negotiated with a publisher for her first novel, Sense and Sensibility
  • She described her next, Pride and Prejudice, as her "own darling child"
  • In 1816 Austen began to suffer from ill-health, thought to be Addison's disease. She died in Winchester a year later, aged 41
  • Her legacy was six celebrated novels, which offered insight into the lives of middle- and upper-class women in the early 19th Century


Source: BBC History

Car loan debts

Car loan debts

A Hampshire widow was chased for a £97,000 debt which had grown from a £3,600 car loan originally taken out by her late husband.


Brenda Caines, from Warsash, faced losing her home over a loan agreement for a 1998 Vauxhall Vectra with Yes Car Credit.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
DirectorJane Goddard
Series ProducerJane French

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