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‘There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.’
Unceremoniously uprooted from her humble family home, intelligent young Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next. Yet, throughout this turmoil one thing remains a constant – her love for the generous, worthy and steadfast Edmund Bertram. But will this love be her salvation? Or will she be forced to marry the charismatic Henry Crawford for connections and wealth alone?
‘The adaptation is somewhat weighty… it reveals Austen not as a prissy creator of romantic fiction, but as a moral satirist of enormous stature.’ Telegraph
'We are kept intrigued throughout and the highest praise is to say that, while we all know that there is a book in the background, we remain unaware of it.’ The Stage
‘Fans of Austen and period costume drama in general will lap it up.’ The Public Reviews
‘Bursting with life and energy… Wonderfully entertaining and brilliantly realized.’ East Anglian Daily Times