Dominic is joined by the brilliant Dr. Anna Mckay who is a social and cultural historian who specialises in both 18th & 19th Century British Maritime history and the methods of confinement that were practised throughout that period. Anna's research has taken her to historic prisoner of war depots and penal colonies across the world. She has also undertaken archival research in the UK, Australia, Bermuda and Canada. Anna is also writing a book on the Hulks and is best placed to tell us how true to life Dickens’ portrayal of Magwitch really is …
Reading excerpts from Great Expectations and contemporary newspapers is the inimitable Matt Grinter
Jane Austen’s House is the most treasured Austen site in the world! Step back in time and walk the very rooms where Jane Austen lived, wrote and revised her globally beloved novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion ...
Situated in the beautiful Hampshire village of Chawton .
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Host: Dominic Gerrard
Series Artwork: Léna Gibert
Original Music: Dominic Gerrard
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