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The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

ISBN: 9781402282126

By: Lindsay Ashford

Published: 08/06/2013

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Description

"Where would I begin to explain it all...?"

Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story—a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder...

Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion—was someone out to silence her?

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Excerpt

July 6, 1843

I have sent him her hair. When I took it from its hiding place and held it to my face, I caught the faintest trace of her: a ghost scent of lavender and sun-warmed skin. It carr

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“Ashford cleverly weaves historical facts into a whodunit written in Austen’s style. Janeites may be enthralled or appalled, but they’ll agree that this literate page-turner is thoug...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 13.04 oz
Page Count: 432 pages

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