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`The book of the summer' The Times

'Sheer joy ... Giddy and glam and a hearty update of Pride and Prejudice' Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

For sisters Liz and Jane, coming home to suburban Cincinnati means being paraded at the Lucas family's BBQ, where burgers are served alongside the eligible men. But it's difficult to focus on re-booting their love lives when the family's mock-Tudor house starts to crumble around them. Yet as their mother reminds them, it's not every day you meet a pair of handsome single doctors . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 34mm | 380g
  • The Borough Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007486316
  • 9780007486311
  • 91,852

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Praise for ELIGIBLE:

`A masterpiece ... I found Eligible so relevant and relatable. Whether or not you're an Austen fan, you'll adore this version: This is Pride and Prejudice 2.0 and I must confess, I liked it more than the original. There I said it' Stylist

`These days, if Curtis Sittenfeld writes it, I read it' Judy Blume

`If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it' Elle

`Bold and brilliant ... Sittenfeld's prose is so witty and sparkling that she keeps you entranced from first page to last'' Glamour

`Eligible has all the charm, wit and romance of Pride & Prejudice and also takes these characters who are such a stalwart feature of our literary landscape and treats them with such affection and humour, that I defy anyone not to find Eligible an absolute delight' Red

`Dazzling' Woman and Home

`Fizzy' and `Funny' Psychologies

`Such a feast of a book' Nigella Lawson

`Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition... not since "Clueless," which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted' The New York Times

`An enjoyably light-hearted romp' Financial Times

`Hilarious and endearing family drama' Kirkus Reviews

`Effortlessly entertaining and delightfully readable' National

`A delightful romp for not only Austen devotees but also lovers of romantic comedies and sly satire, as well . . . Bestselling Sittenfeld plus Jane Austen? What more could mainstream fiction readers ask for?' Booklist

`Sittenfeld adeptly updates and channels Austen's narrative voice-the book is full of smart observations on gender and money. . . . A clever retelling of an old-fashioned favourite' Publishers Weekly
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About Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her nonfiction has been published widely, including in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Time, Vanity Fair, and Glamour and broadcast on public radio's This American Life. A native of Cincinnati, she currently lives with her family in St. Louis.
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Rating details

64,168 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 18% (11,829)
4 40% (25,839)
3 29% (18,398)
2 9% (5,798)
1 4% (2,304)
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