Lady Anna: All At Sea
A girl who is a lady should never marry a man who is not a gentleman.
Anthony Trollope finds himself in uncharted waters as he pens the very Victorian scandal Lady Anna…
…It's 1871, and celebrated novelist Anthony Trollope is Australia-bound aboard the steamship Great Britain. Accompanied by his wife Rose and her maid Isabella, Trollope passes the time by writing his latest tale, Lady Anna. The story, full of intrigue, rebellion and social politics, proves divisive among his fellow passengers – and it's not long before fact and fiction overlap in a dramatic and witty fashion. Is Trollope himself a surprising radical pitted against the status quo - or are his characters to blame for the controversy?
This abundantly British business involves a disputed title, fraud, bigamy, a legal case, madness and even attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds both Lady Anna and Trollope facing some very difficult questions indeed – but will they follow their hearts and risk being disgraced?