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The Resource Godmersham Park, Gill Hornby

Godmersham Park, Gill Hornby

Label
Godmersham Park
Title
Godmersham Park
Statement of responsibility
Gill Hornby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 21 January 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At 31 years old, she has no previous experience of either teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died, and she has nowhere else to go. Anne is left with no choice. For her new charge - twelve-year-old Fanny Austen - Anne's arrival is all novelty and excitement. The governess role is a uniquely awkward one. Anne is neither one of the servants, nor one of the family, and to balance a position between the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' members of the household is a diplomatic chess game. One wrong move may result in instant dismissal. Anne knows that she must never let down her guard. When Mr Edward Austen's family comes to stay, Anne forms an immediate attachment to Jane. They write plays together, and enjoy long discussions. However, in the process, Anne reveals herself as not merely pretty, charming and competent; she is clever too. Even her sleepy, complacent mistress can hardly fail to notice. Meanwhile Jane's brother, Henry, begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess. And from now on, Anne's days at Godmersham Park are numbered
Cataloging source
NJB
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Hornby, Gill
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Governesses
  • Social classes
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Godmersham Park, Gill Hornby
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000072127134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 421 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529125894
Lccn
jb2022024003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1334006785
Label
Godmersham Park, Gill Hornby
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000072127134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 421 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529125894
Lccn
jb2022024003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1334006785

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