When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort with the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success.
"Jane Austen managed to write only a fragment of her last novel before she died but what a fragment! 'Sanditon' tells the story of the transformation of a sleepy fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort, with a spirited young heroine, a couple of entrepreneurial brothers, some dodgy financial dealings, a West Indian heiress, and quite a bit of nude bathing," Davies said.
"It's been a privilege and a thrill for me to develop 'Sanditon' into a TV drama for a modern audience," he added.
Filming is expected to begin in early next year.
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