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

Rebecca Smith



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01 July 2017
Language: reference & general; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Fiction companions
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.
By:   Rebecca Smith
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   287g
ISBN:   9781408866054
ISBN 10:   1408866056
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rebecca Smith teaches creative writing at the University of Southampton, and 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 2009-2010 she was the Writer in Residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton. She lives in Hampshire. @RMSmithAuthor

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

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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