Jane Austen Regency Week
Deirdre Le Faye
Deirdre has researched the life and times of Jane Austen for the last forty Years. She wrote the factual biography "Jane Austen: A Family Record" plus "Jane Austen's Letters" and several other books and numerous articles. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton in recognition of her works.
Alan is a gardener, broadcaster and novelist. Alan started out as a professional gardener, but is now a well-known gardening journalist and television presenter. Here he is seen planting the new 'Pride & Prejudice' rose at Jane Austen's House Museum in 2013.