Read On - Marion Rankine, Lucy Worsley and a listener's hidden gem.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:56 AM

Marion Rankine unfurls a history of the umbrella. (apologies for audio quality in some of this item)

Historian Lucy Worsley tells us why she thinks Jane Austen failed to find success in her own lifetime.

And listener John Banfield reveals how a classic tale of imprisonment and escape inspired him to write his own memoirs.