I am and, for as long as I can remember, have been a Jane Austen fan. I have always said that when I go back-to-school to get my masters that I am going to do my thesis on Jane Austen and her love scenes. I want to just go to England and spend months researching, well, maybe I just want to go to England and spend months. The time frame for this goal is non-existent. Maybe when my husband retires, and we can go together. I will be a 60 year-old grad student, but better late than never, right? So I am trying to read more non-fiction, and I came across a reference to A Jane Austen Eduction by William Deresiewicz and thought I would check it out. I reviewed that in March on this blog and enjoyed it. Deresiewicz referenced Claire Tomalin's book as being one of the best biographies about Austen, so after reading his book I checked out this one. It was very good and gave me much more insight into Austen's life and times that I had ever known. It made me realize how much I didn't know about an author that I thought I knew. And learning more about something is generally a good thing, so if you love an author, but have never read their biography then I would highly recommend it. You just never know what you will learn which is the great thing about reading.