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They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen Read the opening extract of the brand new Tammy Cohen book before its publication on 13/07/2017

Jane Austen Bicentenary Jane Austen Bicentenary

Over 200 years old and still as contemporary as ever.

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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld
Can a retelling of ‘Pride and Prejudice' possibly work? Well, this novel proves it can. The Austen Project consists of six contemporary authors, each retelling one of Jane Austen’s novels. Just imagine being paired with Pride and Prejudice, where on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Emma
Alexander McCall Smith
Continuing the series of Jane Austen 'reboots', Alexander McCall Smith updates the story of interfering Emma . She is exactly as she is in the original, giving dinner parties and picnics, attempting matchmaking and generally meddling in other people’s affairs. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
In Val's trademark style of great storytelling and suspense meet modern day Cat whose world is turned upside down and her innocence lost as she is taken from rural Dorset to experience the bright lights of Edinburgh and the festival....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Sense and Sensibility
Joanna Trollope
Author of 17 bestselling contemporary novels Joanna Trollope has used her skills of astute yet sensitive observation of the ‘human condition’ to reboot Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility from the 18th to 21st Centuries. It’s a fresh, witty and very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
Jane Austen at Home A Biography by Lucy Worsley
Jane Austen at Home A Biography
Lucy Worsley
Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to her. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Jane Austen Treasury by Janet Todd
The Jane Austen Treasury
Janet Todd
The Jane Austen Treasury is a delightful collection of facts and insights into the life and times of the great novelist and the attitudes and customs that shaped both her and her work. Taking each of her novels in turn,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/05/2017
The Genius of Jane Austen Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood by Paula Byrne
The Genius of Jane Austen Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood
Paula Byrne
A radical look at Jane Austen as you've never seen her - as a lover of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia. Jane's World celebrates Britain's favourite novelist 200 years after her death and explores why her books make such awesome...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Jane Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly
Jane Austen, the Secret Radical
Helena Kelly
In her first, brilliantly original book, Austen expert Helena Kelly introduces the reader to a passionate woman living in an age of revolution; to a writer who used what was regarded as the lightest of literary genres, the novel, to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2001
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Full to the brim with ready wit and arch social commentary, this amusing and intelligent book is as relevant today as it was when published nearly 200 years ago. If you haven't previously read any of Austen’s works, this is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Real Jane Austen A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne
The Real Jane Austen A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne
Published to coincide with the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice, a new portrait of Jane Austen. Each chapter begins with a key object from Austen’s life and work and develops into an investigation that reveals a tougher more “modern”...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2013
Happily Ever After Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton
Happily Ever After Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Susannah Fullerton
In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Here is the tale of how it came to be written, its first reception and its growing popularity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/01/2013
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2012
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The Austen Project

200 years since Jane Austen’s death, six contemporary authors have been charged with reimagining her classics. So far, Joanna Trollope, Val McDermid, Alexander McCall Smith and Curtis Sittenfield have taken up the challenge. The latter’s Eligible, now in paperback, is Pride and Prejudice in modern-day Cincinnati and a thoroughly enjoyable read. You can find it here. No-one knows yet who the last two authors will be to complete the project. We’re on the edge of our seats and you will be the first to know!

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2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Her novels continue to delight and there have been numerous TV and film adaptations of them (who can forget Colin Firth after the swim in the lake?). In this category you will find some of her classic novels along with modern re-workings of them and also a selection of non-fiction titles that explore her life and work and the continuing fascination it exerts upon readers.

 

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