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Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life

Published: 4 October 2012
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Autumn 2012 sees the publication of the first work of non-fiction by Rebecca Smith, a novelist who teaches creative writing in English. Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas is being published by Ivy Press in the UK and Tarcher Penguin in North America.

Rebecca was the first official writer in residence at Jane Austen’s House Museum, in Chawton, Hampshire; she also happens to be Jane Austen’s great-great-great-great-great niece. The book draws on Jane Austen’s novels, letters and juvenilia to offer answers to over seventy burning questions on love and relationships, friends and family, home and garden, work and career, fashion and style, and travel and leisure. There will be a launch at Jane Austen’s House Museum on 6th October (for further information visit the website) and copies are in the shops now.

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