Peter James Bowman is an independent scholar and translator living in Ely. He studied Modern Languages at Oxford University and completed a PhD in German at Cambridge University. He has published many periodical articles on literary subjects, and among the writers he has translated are Theodor Fontane, Stefan Zweig and Johanna Spyri. His first book The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England appeared in English and German.
Readers will automatically recognize the story of Anne Elliott in Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'; it is also the story of Katherine Bisshopp, accomplished, handsome daughter of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, eighth baronet of Parham, and his wife Harriett. ......Bowman has a novelist's feel for a story and intersperses Katherine's narrative with extracts from 'Persuasion' and observations on the numerous ways in which art imitates life, and literature illuminates history. The result is a deeply moving and insightful account of one woman's life. -- Joceline Bury, Jane Austen's Regency World