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What Would Jane Austen Do?

Linda Corbett



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One More Chapter
04 October 2023
It's a truth often acknowledged that when a Jane Austen fan girl ends up living next door to a cynical but handsome crime writer, romantic sparks will fly!

When Maddy Shaw is told her Dear Jane column has been cancelled she has no choice but to look outside of London’s rental market. That is until she’s left an idyllic country home by the black sheep of the family, long-not-so-lost Cousin Nigel.

But of course there’s a stipulation… and not only is Maddy made chair of the committee for the annual village literary festival, she also has to put up with bestselling crime author –and romance sceptic – Cameron Massey as her new neighbour.

When Maddy challenges Cameron to write romantic fiction, which he claims is so easy to do, sparks fly both on and off the page…

‘Sparkling romance, secrets from the past…Witty and romantic, I couldn’t stop myself from turning the pages’ Alison Sherlock, bestselling author of The Village of Lost and Found

‘Witty, sharp and beautifully observed – I feel sure Jane would approve’ Julie Caplin

Readers are LOVING What Would Jane Austen Do?:

‘I absolutely demolished this book! … If you love romance you’ll love this (whether you’re an Austen aficionado or not)!’

‘A perfect read for a day you need a pick me up’

‘Fans of Jane Austen, or of reading in general, will particularly enjoy this book…sure to be a favourite of many readers this year’

‘Playful, fun, and a love letter to Jane Austen and her wise words. Glorious’

‘The antidote to a bad day…If you’re a Jane Austen fan (as I am) then you will really love the well-chosen quotes that start each chapter and spotting the wisdom included within’

‘A five out of five for me…the witty, observant writing lifts it above the ordinary…There are lots of subtle nods to Jane Austen's writing and if you're a Janeite, this is a lovely ode to her work’

‘An uplifting humorous read, reminiscent of a modern day Jane Austen novel’

‘A delightful escape into the world of love, literature, and unexpected connections’

‘Reading this book brightened my day and made me smile’

Imprint:   One More Chapter
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9780008554583
ISBN 10:   0008554587
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Linda Corbett lives in Surrey with her husband Andrew and three permanently hungry guinea pigs. As well as being an author, Linda is treasurer and fundraiser for Shine Surrey - a volunteer-led charity that supports individuals and families living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. For many years she also wrote a regular column for Link, a disability magazine, illustrating the humorous aspects of life with a complex disability and she is a passionate advocate of disability representation in fiction. Love You From A-Z is her first published novel.

Reviews for What Would Jane Austen Do?

‘You know when you read a book and want to start it all over to feel all the feels?…I was not disappointed’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The enemies to lovers(ish) banter was so fun to read! Cant recommend enough!!!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Every chapter starts with a quote/snippet from a Jane Austen novel and there is plenty of her book wisdom throughout the story’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I devoured this gem of a book. It is fun, charming and full of spark and wit set in the English countryside. I was bereft when I finished. Linda, if you ever feel like doing a short story set in this world, take my money please!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book and devoured it in one afternoon!!… a sweet, beautiful enemies to lovers trope, and featuring Buster the loving, mischievous, match making dog who is my favourite character! ’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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