First impressions : a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen
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Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of A Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice --and ultimately threaten Sophie's life.
In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie's quest to uncover the truth--while choosing between two suitors--and a young Jane Austen's touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.
Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817. -- Pride and prejudice -- Fiction.
Bookstores -- Fiction.
Rare books -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Women college students -- Fiction.
Women novelists, English -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, New York :
308 pages ; 24 cm