The Jane Austen Writers' Club

The Jane Austen Writers' Club : Inspiration and Advice from the World's Best-loved Novelist

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A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels changed the landscape of fiction forever, and her writing remains as fresh, entertaining and witty as the day her books were first published.

Bursting with useful exercises, beautiful illustrations and enlightening quotations from the classic author's novels and letters - and written by none other than Austen's five-times-great-niece - this book will teach you her methods, tips and tricks, from techniques of plotting and characterisation through to dialogue and suspense.

Whether you're a creative writing enthusiast looking to publish your first novel, a teacher searching for further inspiration for students, or fan seeking insight into Austen's daily rituals, this is an essential companion, guaranteed to satisfy, inform and delight.

'Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 35mm | 459g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408866048
  • 9781408866047
  • 553,639

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Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony Independent
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Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony * Independent * She's the perfect English miniaturist * Barbara Trapido * She's wise, sharp, funny and touching ... A class act * Mavis Cheek * Charming, funny, witty and romantic * Esther Freud *
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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith teaches creative writing at the University of Southampton. She is the author of three novels, The Bluebird Cafe, Happy Birthday and All That and A Bit of Earth, as well as a work of non-fiction, Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas. Her first novel for children, Shadow Eyes, was shortlisted for the 2012 Kelpies Prize. From 2009-10 she was the Writer in Residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton. She lives in Hampshire.

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