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Maura Dooley was Poet-in-Residence at Jane Austen’s home in Chawton, Hampshire. The house, now a museum, is where Austen wrote most of her novels. These poems offer glimpses of Austen’s still potent presence in the modest house in which, at a tiny table, she wrote her greatest works.

Jane Austen’s House Museum is open to the public. http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/

Maura Dooley’s work includes Life Under Water and the anthology she edited The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems. She has twice been short-listed for the T S Eliot Award. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her new collection, The Silvering, is published in 2016.

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