Public Sector Informant: Jane Austen, performance manager

By Mark Thomas
Updated May 13 2019 - 9:07pm, first published May 7 2019 - 12:00am

Organisers of charity book fairs reckon they could pack an entire table with second-hand copies of Fifty Shades of Grey, a book too many of us once bought but everyone is now eager to give away. Though Christian and Anastasia have nothing helpful to teach us, the Bennet family, Darcy and Mr Wickham in Pride and Prejudice certainly do. Life trumps lust. Fads fade; classics endure.

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