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