Susan Hart-Byers, Polly Fern
The enduring appeal of Jane Austen’s fiction is captured in this pocket-sized collection of quotations taken from her celebrated works.
The novels of Jane Austen are famed for their ability to perfectly convey the nuances of social interactions in the Regency period. Perhaps what makes the books still so popular is just how recognisable the social situations and character types of two hundred years ago are today. Well-known for her humour, Jane Austen’s Universal Truths is a collection of some of Austen’s most choice and wry observations. Featuring witticisms on love and marriage, the battle of the sexes, town and country and moral duty, and dipping into all of Jane Austen’s six published novels, this collection will delight fans and is the perfect breakdown to introduce a classic author to a new audience. The universal truths are accompanied by illustrations from celebrated artist Polly Fern.
Susan Hart-Byers has written this book and titles on coping with relationship and family problems. She lives in Australia and runs a business helping people with public speaking.
Illustrator and ceramicist Polly Fern is known for her playful take on Regency-style illustrations. She has 79.6k Instagram followers.