"I"m convinced Jane Austen was poisoned by arsenic": A startling revelation by one of Britain"s leading novelists


“I”m convinced Jane Austen was poisoned by arsenic”: A startling revelation by one of Britain”s leading crime novelists

Last updated at 10:03 AM on 13th November 2011

Mystery: Anne Hathaway who plays Jane Austen. Novelist Lindsay Ashford is convinced she was poisoned

Mystery: Anne Hathaway who plays Jane Austen. Novelist Lindsay Ashford is convinced she was poisoned

Home: Chawton House was known as the Great House while Anne lived there with other members of her family

Home: Chawton House was known as the Great House while Anne lived there with other members of her family

Dangerous: A bottle of the poisonous arsenic which could be the reason for Anne

Dangerous: A bottle of the poisonous arsenic which could be the reason for Anne”s death

Iconic: The house, now Jane Austen

Iconic: The house, now Jane Austen”s Museum, where she lived in Chawton, near Alton in Hampshire

Jealously: Could the author have offended someone so much they wanted to kill her

Jealously: Could the author have offended someone so much they wanted to kill her

Classic: Sense and Sensibility Classic: Pride and Prejudice

Classics: Two of her most celebrated books which have been made into movies