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Book Review: Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

“Each of us has a private Austen.”- Karen Joy Fowler (page 1, Prologue)

The Jane Austen Book Club is one of the few books I’ve seen the film version of first. I have been hesitant to read it, as I had heard that it was distinctly different from the film, but when I saw it on the shelves of Basement Books (yet again) for $5.95, I couldn’t help but buy it for the train. It surprised me, in a number of ways. Firstly, it’s chick lit but it manages to include those subtle Janeite jokes, and secondly, the different storylines blend seamlessly into a delicious little read.

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Q&A with Jane Odiwe

Questions and Answers: with author, illustrator and Austen fanatic, Jane Odiwe

 

Jane Odiwe, born in Sutton, Coldfield, is not only the author of Lydia Bennet’s Story: A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Willoughby’s Return: A Tale of Almost Irresistable Temptation (a Sense and Sensibility sequel) she is also a keen regency illustrator Continue reading

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