I have TWO copies available for this title, which I reviewed here.
Description from the publisher:
Unlike the conventional cradle to grave biography, THE REAL JANE AUSTEN focuses on a variety of key moments, scenes, and objects in both the life and work of Jane Austen. As described in The New York Times Book Review, “In THE REAL JANE AUSTEN: A Life in Small Things, Paula Byrne trades rigid chronology for an object-based approach, conjuring the author’s world through chapters on ‘thematic’ articles like an East Indian shawl, an ivory miniature and crimson velvet cushions.”
NPR’s All Things Considered describes THE REAL JANE AUSTEN as “a dynamic new biography in which Austen lives and breathes. She’s not some remote, chilly spinster, but a fun-loving woman with an enormous family, almost all of whom get reinvented on the page.”
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
To win, follow these steps:
1. Leave your first name and email in the comments below — i.e. Meaghan, info [at] mwgerard [dot] com. This is the email I will use to contact you if you are one of the two winners.
2. Tell me (and others) why you love Jane Austen. It could be a favorite book, or a favorite character or just a fun fact about her.
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THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS WITH A MAILING ADDRESS IN THE CONTINENTAL US. Contest is open until Monday, January 13 at 6 p.m. EST. Winners will be contacted for their mailing address and will receive the book directly from the publisher (Thanks, Carolyn!).