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Goodreads Giveaway for “Young Jane Austen”

A Goodreads giveaway is on for Lisa Pliscou’s acclaimed new biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, with five signed copies up for grabs. Some recent praise for Young Jane Austen:

“Delightful and infinitely readable.” —Austenprose

“A charming little book, daintily produced.” —Jane Austen’s Regency World 

“Appealing and handsome. . . . This lovely, delightful biography is a wonderful choice for all Janeites wanting to learn more about Jane Austen’s childhood.” —Austenesque Reviews

“This is a beautifully crafted book with an old-fashioned style that almost feels like the diary of a young girl of the eighteenth century.” —VOYA

“A joy. . . This is a gorgeous book, inside and out. The illustrations by Massimo Mongiardo . . . help bring the print alive for the reader; the layout, colors, and even textures make you feel like you’re holding something precious.” —Delighted Reader

“Beautifully illustrated . . . Very readable and engaging.” —Babblings of a Bookworm

“I loved the presentation, with illustrations by Massimo Mongiardo that are simple yet beautiful and transport readers back to Jane’s time . . . Young Jane Austen is a must-have for any Austen fan’s collection and another contender for my ‘Best of 2015′ list.” —Diary of an Eccentric

The giveaway runs through August 10, 2015. To learn more, and enter, click here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

‘Babblings of a Bookworm’ on “Young Jane Austen”

“Beautifully illustrated . . . Very readable and engaging,” says Babblings of a Bookworm about Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. “I very much enjoyed it.”

Read the full review here.

 

 

Babblings of a Bookworm features “Young Jane Austen”

Lisa Pliscou and Young Jane Austen are featured on Babblings of a Bookworm, including a post from Lisa about Jane Austen’s exile from home as an infant, and the curious divergence in how her biographers discuss this interval in her life — or don’t mention it at all.

"In the Village" by Massimo Mongiardo in Young Jane Austen by Lisa Pliscou

“In the Village” by Massimo Mongiardo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babblings of a Bookworm is also sponsoring an international giveaway for a signed, print copy of Young Jane Austen, which runs through April 19, 2015. Click here to read the post, and enter the giveaway.