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This is the first of the Austen Project novels. Here is the blurb … From one of the most insightful chroniclers of family life working in fiction today comes a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel of love, money, and two very different sisters John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take […]

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I’m still listening to Sense and Sensibility. Despite Colonel Brandon being a true gentleman, I can not reconcile myself to Marianne marrying him. Here is the relevant bit in the novel …  Elinor’s marriage divided her as little from her family as could well be contrived, without rendering the cottage at Barton entirely useless, for her […]

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Austen definitely had a soft spot for Mr Willoughby – we almost feel sorry for him at the end. Despite seducing Eliza, abandoning Marianne and marrying Miss Grey for her money. Here is the end of the final meeting of Elinor and Mr Willoughby   He held out his hand. She could not refuse to […]

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