Award-winning author Sheila Johnson Kindred


brings the naval world of Jane Austen to life through her meticulously researched and vivid writing. Her latest book Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen is a revealing account of a naval officer’s young wife, her life during the Napoleonic wars, and her influence on Jane Austen’s fiction.

Banner Image: Herbert Grey Austen RN. Courtesy of a private collection

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the book

“Those of us who are fascinated by every aspect of Jane Austen’s experience, and how it feeds into her imagination and understanding of the world, must feel grateful to Sheila Kindred for writing Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister.”

Maggie Lane, author of Getting Older with Jane Austen and On the Sofa with Jane Austen


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