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Fresh Pick | WRITING JANE AUSTEN by Elizabeth Aston
Fresh Pick / November 3, 2010

April 2010 On Sale: April 13, 2010 Featuring: Georgina Jackson 320 pages ISBN: 141658787X EAN: 9781416587873 Trade Size $15.00 Add to Wish List Women’s Fiction Contemporary Buy at Amazon.com Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston Critically acclaimed and award-winning—but hardly bestselling—author Georgina Jackson can’t get past the first chapter of her second book. When she receives an urgent email from her agent, Georgina is certain it’s bad news. Shockingly, she’s offered a commission to complete a newly discovered manuscript by a major nineteenth-century author. Skeptical at first about her ability to complete the manuscript, Georgina is horrified to know that the author in question is Jane Austen. Torn between pushing through or fleeing home to America, Georgina relies on the support of her banker-turned-science student roommate, Henry, and his quirky teenage sister, Maud—a serious Janeite. With a sudden financial crisis looming, the only way Georgina can get by is to sign the hugely lucrative contract and finish the book. Excerpt Email from livia.harkness@hplitagency.co.uk To georgina@seaofcrises.co.uk Ring me. Henry stood at the door of Georgina’s room, holding a weighty textbook in one hand and marking his place with a finger. He looked at his lodger with concern. “Gina, why the screech…