English author Jane Austen finds new relevance during the pandemic

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 4:49pm

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Famed English novelist Jane Austen is known for her wit, self-awareness and realism. On this day in 1775, Austen was born in a rural village southwest of London. But 245 years later, her work remains well-regarded and highly relevant. She’s even garnered a bigger audience during the pandemic. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.