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Book Review - Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey

When I first heard about The Austen Project, I thought, ‘About bloody time’. If you’re not familiar, it’s Jane Austen reimagined with the help of six international authors; their aim is to take “these well-loved stories as their base” and write “their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels”. 586 more words

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Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Almost totes amazeballs!

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This may be the most disappointing thing I will read this year. After the abomination that was Joanna Trollope’s version of… 1,009 more words

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Northanger Abbey: The Austen Project, by Val McDermid – A Review

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

In the second installment of The Austen Project, bestselling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid takes a stab at a contemporary reimagining of Jane Austen’s most under-appreciated novel, … 1,094 more words

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She had reached the age of seventeen, without having seen one amiable youth who could call forth her sensibility,

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She had no notion of drawing — not enough even to attempt a sketch of her lover’s profile,

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But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine;

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What a strange, unaccountable character! — for with all these symptoms of profligacy at ten years old, she had neither a bad heart nor a bad temper;

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