Austen Secret is the sequel to Boleyn Gold, but can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. After publishing nine non-fiction books, author Richard M Jones decided to write a novel (Boleyn Gold) based around a fictional historical secret. After the success of the first novel the concept for Austen Secret came about.
The novel was launched on 5th October at the Dolphin Hotel, in the very room that Jane Austen danced at her 18th birthday party. The event saw a talk from the author about why he decided to write the book as well as guest speakers Jean Cook and Sandra Lochhead from See Southampton.
See Southampton are a local tour group offering walking tours with a historical twist. They launched their Jane Austen walk ‘Letters, Literature and Love’ in December 2019.