A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Reading Jane Austen.
Edited by Susannah Carson.
Another bargain find at Sydney, Central Station’s Basement Books (I believe for $4.95 although this hardback has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while and I can hardly remember). This is a collection of 33 essays from a range of academic names, film directors and even fiction writers and psychologists about their own personal journeys with Jane Austen. Featuring the instantly recognisable names of C. S. Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Amy Heckerling and J. B. Priestley it’s an absolute gem.
(Isn’t the dust jacket adorable!)