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'A wonderful book, a wonderful read' Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club
Only a few months after the end of the Second World War, a new battle is beginning in the little village of Chawton. Once the final home of Jane Austen, the Chawton estate is dwindling, and the last piece of Austen's heritage is at risk of being sold to the highest bidder...
Drawn together by their love of her novels, eight very different people - from a local farmer to a glamorous film star - must unite to attempt something remarkable. As new friendships form, and the griefs of the past begin to fade, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society, and to save the beloved novelist's home and legacy. But can her words change all their lives in return?
A heartbreaking and uplifting novel of hope, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
'A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the power of books to unite and heal'
Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
'Sweet, smart escapism' People magazine
'Fans of Pride and Prejudice will rejoice... delightful!' Woman's World magazine
'A spectacular story! I fell in love with it' Elle Croft
'Hope can sometimes be just enough'
It's only a few months since the war ended but the little village of Chawton is about to be hit by another devastating blow. The heart of the community and site of Jane Austen's cherished former home, Chawton estate is in danger of being sold to the highest bidder.
Eight villagers are brought together by their love for the famous author's novels, to create The Jane Austen Society. As new friendships form and the pain of the past begins to heal, surely they can find a way to preserve Austen's legacy before it is too late?
And there may even be a few unexpected surprises along the way...
A heartbreaking and uplifting novel of hope, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer.
'A wonderful book, a wonderful read' Karen Joy Fowler
'Fans of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will adore The Jane Austen Society. A charming and memorable debut' Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
'An extremely impressive debut novel populated with fully-developed, nuanced characters that resonate' Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky
'I can't remember the last time I was so utterly charmed by a novel . . .' Ann Hood, New York Times bestselling author of Comfort
'Joyous . . . Natalie Jenner casts a spell that will have you falling in love with each of her lovingly-drawn characters' Kim van Alkemade, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan 8
'A charming yet bittersweet tale about the power of literature - the beloved Jane Austen in particular - to heal and elevate the human spirit' Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room