Beguiling Miss Bennet: Stories Inspired by the Work of Jane Austen
Shortlisted for the Chawton House Library Short Story Award
Taking inspiration from minor characters from the famous novels, a collection that tells the tales that continued behind the scenes, at Pemberly, Mansfield Park and elsewhere.
Award winner, 'The Wedding Planner' takes the characters from Austen's novella Lady Susan and transports them to the 21st century. Other stories focus on the less well known of the Bennet sisters, Kitty and Lydia, and of deceased Mary Price. There are tales of George Wickham and Charlotte Collins. Some are contemporary to Austen, others contemporary to current readers. All are an intriguing insight into the inner lives of one of our most loved authors' best loved works.
20 August 2015