Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

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Courtney Stone - sassy, smart and suddenly single - has always felt she might have been better suited to life in Jane Austen's England. She senses that she would have found soul mates in Emma and Elinor, and through good times and bad S&S and P&P have been her secret under-the-duvet pleasures. One evening, having drifted off to sleep after self-medicating with pizza, Absolut, and Elizabeth and Darcy, Courtney wakes up in nineteenth-century England, in the bed (not to mention the slim and svelte body) of a girl called Jane Mansfield. At first she thinks this has to be some sort of weird dream, but slowly she becomes used to the absence of toothpaste and fat-free food, and finds herself actually enjoying Jane's life. Perhaps she could do without her wicked new 'mother' who wants to marry Jane off as soon as possible to the nearest wealthy man although this may not be such a bad thing, as the nearest wealthy man just happens to be the very dishy Charles Edgeworth. But, in becoming Jane, Courtney has left some important unfinished business behind, and she soon realises that in order to return to the present day she needs not only to solve the riddle of Jane and Charles but to get to grips with her own twenty-first-century relationship phobias along the way. A laugh-out-loud romp with a Regency heart, this delightful debut is a truly modern comedy of manners.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 218 x 32mm | 439.98g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074759421X
  • 9780747594215
  • 1,387,286

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'Laurie Viera Rigler's Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict leads the field' The Times 'Fans of the ever-expanding inspired-by-Austen garden party will find a winner here' Publishers Weekly 'Rigler has done a lovely job, balancing the Regency fantasy with enough modern sass to avoid things cloying and also, crucially, making Courtney easy to relate to I'm not ashamed to say that I spent a blissful day with it' Observer 'A charming novel Rigler writers beautifully' www.austenblog.comshow more

About Laurie Viera Rigler

Laurie Viera Rigler is the co-author of He Rents, She Rents and Popping the Question, and a contributing author to The New York Public Library Business Desk Reference and The Big Book of Life's Instructions. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict is her first novel. When not indulging herself in re-readings of Jane Austen's six novels, Laurie works as a freelance book editor. She has also tried her hand at screen writing and script reading, and has worked as a producer of short films - one of which was selected for the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. Laurie has a BA in Classics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a member of the Authors' Guild and, of course, the Jane Austen Society of North America.show more

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