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Miss Austen - Signed copy

£29.99

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A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen - an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840: twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the village of Kintbury, and the home of her family's friends, the Fowles. She knows that, in some dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, there is a cache of family letters which hold secrets she is desperate should not be revealed. As Cassandra recalls her youth and her relationship with her brilliant yet complex sister, she pieces together buried truths about Jane's history, and her own. And she faces a stark choice: should she act to protect Jane's reputation? Or leave the contents of the letters to go unguarded into posterity ... Based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics, Miss Austen is a wonderfully original and emotionally complex novel about the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen. 

Published 2020.

Signed by Gill Hornby on the page before the title page. 

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Signed by author
Author(s):
Gill Hornby
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x144x37
EAN-13:
9781529123760
Edition:
Hardback original
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781529123760
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Century

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A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen - an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840: twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the village of Kintbury, and the home of her family's friends, the Fowles. She knows that, in some dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, there is a cache of family letters which hold secrets she is desperate should not be revealed. As Cassandra recalls her youth and her relationship with her brilliant yet complex sister, she pieces together buried truths about Jane's history, and her own. And she faces a stark choice: should she act to protect Jane's reputation? Or leave the contents of the letters to go unguarded into posterity ... Based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics, Miss Austen is a wonderfully original and emotionally complex novel about the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen. 

Published 2020.

Signed by Gill Hornby on the page before the title page. 

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Gill Hornby
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x144x37
EAN-13:
9781529123760
Edition:
Hardback original
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781529123760
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Century

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