According to Dr Andrew Norman, Dr Blackall's letters to friends disclose his wish to pursue a courtship with the young author, but his uncertainty was treated as a snub by Austen."There seems no likelihood of his coming into Hampshire this Christmas, and it is therefore most probably that our indifference will soon be mutual, unless his regard, which appeared to spring from knowing nothing of me at first, is best supported by never seeing me," she wrote to her sister Cassandra. - Telegraph.co.uk
True or fantasy? Read the article in the Telegraph. co. UK. The author of the book Jane Austen: An Unrequited Love, published by The History Press, is Dr. Andrew Norman, who worked as a family doctor in the UK until 1983. Since then, Dr. Norman has used his diagnostic skills in a different way and become a writer.