The Jane Austen Society: A Novel.
Jane Austen famously told her niece that the "thing to work on" is a few families in a country village. In the village of Chawton, England, shortly after WW2, a few individuals come together to save the cottage where Jane Austen lived when she wrote her published novels. Their individual stories and their love of Austen's literature are woven together insightfully to bring them to life. Readers of Austen will appreciate the way the characters relate to Austen's novels. This is not the real story of the founding of JAS, but it's a very good novel and certainly makes us feel strongly that we can't wait to visit Chawton again soon! St. Martin's Press. 2020. Hb, Dj. List $26.99. NEW. $14.00