Book length - 144 pages
Publisher - www.rydonpublishing.co.uk
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this absorbing collection of stories and trivia readers will find answers to the amazing and extraordinary aspects of Austen's life, work and legacy. From her development as a world-class author, secrets of her own life and loves, through insights into her novels and their characters along with the changing reception to them over the years.
When this book arrived in the post yesterday I immediately dropped everything and delved into the fascinating world of Jane Austen. Anyone that knows me knows that I love all things Austen so a fact book about her life and writing is my idea of the perfect book! And with the 200th anniversary of her death today, I knew I wanted to share my thoughts on this special woman who has had such an impact on so many lives without ever realising it.
This informative and fun book spans from her family life when she was born, to her cult status in today's world with fascinating snippets and illustrations on every page. Fashioned as a small hardback gift book (the cover is completely stunning when you are holding it in your hands) that is perfect for your handbag, this book is deceptive as it contains a treasure trove of history and background that will really appeal to every Austen fan out there. I loved getting to know more about the woman herself and her siblings, and how her family spirit and surroundings played into her writing.
AMAZING AND EXTRAORDINARY FACTS JANE AUSTEN by Henriette Heald is a pure delight to read and it will be a book that I will treasure for a long time to come.
Henrietta Heald is the author of the William Armstrong, Magician of the North, shortlisted for the H. W. Fisher Best First Biography Prize and the 2012 Portico Prize for non-fiction. The book is now available in hardback and paperback and as an e-book.
A graduate of Durham University, Henrietta had a long and successful career in book publishing before taking up the pen herself. She was chief editor of the historical encyclopedia Chronicle of Britain and Ireland and has edited and project-managed books on architecture, interiors and the British countryside, including Illustrated Guide to Britain's Coast and Country Walks and Scenic Drives, both published by Reader's Digest. Among her publishing triumphs was the first British edition of The Periodic Table by Primo Levi.
Henrietta lives in Islington, north London, with her husband, Adam Curtis, but spends much of her time in northeast England, visiting Armstrong's old haunts. For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/henrietta999
*I want to thank Linda MacFadyen and Rydon Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this lovely book!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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