Jane Austen's Best Friend: The Life & Influence of Martha Lloyd.
In Caroline Jane Knight's introduction, she calls this a "beautifully written book" and we certainly agree! Second only to her sister Cassandra in confidence and lifelong companionship, Martha Lloyd will no longer only be famous among Janeites for her cookbook and Jane's letters. Wheddon uses the evidence to weave a story of friendship and sisterhood that brings us closer to Jane Austen as well as to her best friend and the world they shared. Martha's family tree, B&W plates, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. Handsome gilt title on spine, green cloth. Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson and illustrated by Karrie Elizabeth Art and Design. Pen & Sword. 2021. Hb, Dj. NEW. $27.00