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Lucy Worsley


Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley is a historian, author, curator and television presenter. Lucy read Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also presents history programs for the BBC, including "Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley" and "Lucy Worsley's Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing." Her bestselling books include A VERY BRITISH MURDER: The Curious Story of How Crime Was Turned into Art, IF WALLS COULD TALK: An Intimate History of the Home, COURTIERS: The Secret History of the Georgian Court, and CAVALIER: The Story of a 17th Century Playboy. She lives in London, England.

Lucy Worsley

Books by Lucy Worsley

by Lucy Worsley - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses --- both grand and small --- of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a "life without incident." She examines the rooms, spaces and possessions that mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons.

by Lucy Worsley - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Murder --- a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder --- and reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject.