Published: September 2016
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.
'Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent