Eligible

Eligible

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



'This is Pride and Prejudice 2.0 and I must confess, I liked it more than the original' STYLIST


'Bold and brilliant' GLAMOUR


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


Liz and Jane Bennet are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home, and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development.


Once they are under the same roof, old patterns return fast. Soon they are being berated for their single status - and for two successful women in their late thirties, it really is too much to bear. That is, until the Lucas family's BBQ throws them in the way of some eligible single men . . .


In this dazzling, heart-warming read, the much-loved classic Pride and Prejudice is catapulted into our modern world, singing out with hilarity and truth.
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Praise for ELIGIBLE:



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


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


'Eligible has all the charm, wit and romance of Pride & Prejudice...an absolute delight' Red


'Dazzling'Woman and Home


'Such a feast of a book' Nigella Lawson


'Not since "Clueless," has Austen been so delightedly interpreted' New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 39mm | 670g
  • The Borough Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007486324
  • 9780007486328
  • 74,321

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Praise for ELIGIBLE:


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


'Bold and brilliant' 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' The 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


Praise for CURTIS SITTENFELD:


'Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one' Maggie Shipstead


'Sittenfeld has an astonishing gift for creating characters that take up in residence in reader's heads' Washington Post


'When it comes to tearing apart contemporary American family life, Sittenfeld is up there in a class of her own' Guardian


'Curtis Sittenfeld shares with Salinger a knack of capturing, in effortless prose, a teenager mindset...It feels important...Most vitally of all, it feels like adolescence' The Times


'Sittenfeld is a pin-sharp observer' Independent on Sunday
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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

82,462 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 19% (15,772)
4 39% (32,497)
3 28% (23,258)
2 9% (7,661)
1 4% (3,274)
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