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Videos: Frances Osborne On The World of Park Lane

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Suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal? We’ve got the cure! Set in 1914, Park Lane by Frances Osborne is a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home. In these exclusive video clips, Frances discusses what inspired her about the World War I-era setting—and how the book’s themes remain relevant today.

On Why She Set the Novel During World War I:

On the Women of Park Lane:

On the Atmosphere of Social Change in the Novel:

On Why Women’s Rights Matter—Then and Now