A little known, very early Jane Austen work, performed on the radio for the first time. It tells the story of a beautiful and scheming widow who seeks a husband for both herself and her shy and awkward daughter, while engaged in an affair with a married man.
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Who will win the heart of the rich and handsome Reginald De Courcy? And will the truth about Lady Susan ever come out? These are the questions a teenaged Jane Austen posed in this early epistolary novella, published long after her death – the first of her many wise and witty studies of love and marriage, and the games people play.