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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

Jane Austen

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

Book Review

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

Jane Austen

Exciting looking new books for April 2014

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems only recently that I was sitting here baking telling you about books I was excited about for February 2014. 1,482 more words

Allen And Unwin

Sense and sensibility by ......

A lot of authors have dabbled with the ideas of Jane Austen and her books. We have had Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding, The Jane Austen Book Club… 203 more words

Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid

Yes, you did read that right – Val McDermid.  Although she is better known for writing rather violent and graphic crime novels, often referred to as ‘tartan noir’, rather than light and witty social comedies this is actually a really interesting retelling.  409 more words


Northanger Abbey (Austen Project #2) by Val McDermid

Whether or not people like sequels, prequels, spin offs or modern retellings of classic literature is always going to be a personal thing I think. I find them interesting and like any other genre there are good and bad amongst them. 167 more words