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Deirdre Le Faye

Deirdre Le Faye

·4.08·5,651 Ratings
“ Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ” ― Anne Lamott
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  • Jane Austen's Letters

    1997·
    ·4.15·2,161 Ratings
    Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative--they read much like the novels themselves. They bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary event
  • So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

    2005·
    ·3.7·151 Ratings
    How well do you really know your favorite author? In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a
  • Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels

    2003·
    ·4.16·1,607 Ratings
    With a wealth of details about Jane Austen's life and times, this volume brings to life the world of her novels. Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye first gives an overview of the period, from foreign affairs to social ranks, from fashion to sanitation. She go
  • The Jane Austen Cookbook

    2002·
    ·3.93·255 Ratings
    Jane Austen wrote her novels in the midst of a large and sociable family. Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances were always coming and going, which offered numerous occasions for convivial eating and drinking. One of Jane’s
  • The History of England

    1993·
    ·3.87·900 Ratings
    As a schoolgirl, Jane Austen must have suffered terribly under her lessons of English history. The sixteen-year-old finally took revenge and wrote her own history of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing thirteen mischievous portraits of the English
  • Jane Austen's Country Life

    2014·
    ·4.15·67 Ratings
    Jane Austen lived for nearly all her life in two Hampshire villages: for 25 years in her birthplace of Steventon, and then for the last 8 years of her life in Chawton, during which she wrote and published her great novels. While there are plenty of books
  • A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball

    2012·
    ·4.19·151 Ratings
    "The period illustrations and dance diagrams are charming, but Fullerton's discussion of dance in Austen's novels is both incisive and entertaining. From the Netherfield ball in Pride and Prejudice to Anne Elliot playing the piano as her friends dance in
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