The author of numerous best-selling novels has written for the stage a rivetting portrait of Jane Austen during the last year of her life. To her amazement, the reclusive English novelist is being courted by a retired navy captain who has read all of her books and feels that she is a kindred spirit. Captain Crighton's earnest charm overwhelms Miss Austen's initial coolness and they become friends. The dashing captain's further pursuit of his lady love is interrupted when he is recalled because Napoleon has escaped exile and again threatens England. Sadly, they have very little time together.
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