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Goodreads Giveaway for HIGHER EDUCATION

Goodreads members can enter a giveaway to win one of two copies of the new edition of Lisa Pliscou’s Higher Education, praised by David Foster Wallace, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and more. The contest ends on April 5, 2016.

Click here to enter.

More about Higher Education here.

 

 

 

“Young Jane Austen” Spotlight and Giveaway

Lisa Pliscou’s recently published Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer is featured today on Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century.

Says Abby Stambach, College Archivist and Reference Coordinator Librarian at the Sage Colleges: “Young Jane Austen is a fun and charming book that is a must read for any Janeite or any future Janeite.”

A giveaway for a signed, print copy is being offered, which runs through September 30, 2015.

To read Abby Stambach’s full review, and to enter the giveaway, click here.

To learn more about Young Jane Austen, click here.

Lisa Pliscou Featured in ‘Austen in August’ Event

Author of the recently published Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, Lisa Pliscou is featured in the annual “Austen in August” event hosted by the Book Rat.

To read Lisa’s guest post and an excerpt from Young Jane Austen, and to learn more about a giveaway for two signed copies, click here. The giveaway runs through September 5th, 2015.

To learn more about Young Jane Austen, which has been praised by Jane Austen’s Regency World, Austenprose, VOYA, Luxury Reviews, Austenesque Reviews, and more, click here.

 

 

‘Young Jane Austen’ via Roof Beam Reader Austen event

Two copies of Lisa Pliscou’s recently published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer are being offered as a giveaway in the 2015 Austen in August event hosted by Roof Beam Reader.

The giveaway is open until 10 pm CST on August 21st.

Austen in August - Roof Beam Reader

For more info, click here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

“Young Jane Austen” & Austen in August 2015

Lisa Pliscou’s recently published biography, Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, will be featured as a giveaway in Roof Beam Reader’s 2015 Austen in August event. This annual reading event was originally inspired by a Twitter conversation between three founders of the Classics Club.

Austen in August - Roof Beam Reader

More about Austen in August here.

More about the Classics Club here.

More about Young Jane Austen here.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Lisa Pliscou at Sacramento Public Library event

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm, the Sacramento Public Library and the Jane Austen Society of North America are hosting an event called “Jane Austen: From Childhood to Daily Tea.” Lisa Pliscou will be in conversation about her just-published biography, Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, and two signed, print copies are being offered as door prizes, along with a set of Austen-inspired jewelry custom-made by Jenna Palmisano Perfetti of Sea Glass Chic. In addition, Lynn Ossolinski will talk about Jane Austen’s daily ritual of making tea and the role tea plays in her novels.

 

Lisa Pliscou's Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer and Sea Glass Chic

Photo by Adam Perfetti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details about the event are available here.

More about the Sacramento chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America here.

More about Sea Glass Chic here.

 

‘vvb32 reads’ Features “Young Jane Austen”

The ‘vvb32 reads’ blog features a guest post by Lisa Pliscou, author of the just-published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. The post is “Top 10 Reasons to Read Jane Austen.”

Also featured is a giveaway for a signed, print copy of Young Jane Austen, which is open until June 30, 2015.

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To read the post, and enter the giveaway, click here.

 

‘More Agreeably Engaged’ Features Lisa Pliscou

Janet of the More Agreeably Engaged blog features Lisa Pliscou and her just-published book Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. 

“It is undoubtedly one of the prettiest books I have ever seen,” says Janet. “It is in full-color, inside and out. Yes, I did say the inside too. The blue print is so appropriate for the time and looks like fabric that might have been used then. Add to that the look of very old pages and you will see a delightful book that anyone would love to have in their library.”

Lisa has written a guest post about working with artist Massimo Mongiardo and how he created the illustration called “The Dressing Room.”

"The Dressing Room" by Massimo Mongiardo in Lisa Pliscou's "Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer"

Sketch for “The Dressing Room” by Massimo Mongiardo.

 

Janet is also offering an international giveaway for a print copy of Young Jane Austen, which ends May 26, 2015. 

To read the post, and to enter the giveaway, click here.

 

 

‘Reading, Writing, Working, Playing’ on “Young Jane Austen”

Pliscou uses modern psychological thinking to thoughtfully speculate on how Austen might have responded to the few known circumstances of her life as a child, given her later works and words,” says Jane of the Reading, Writing, Working, Playing blog about Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer. “Covering familiar ground but also providing insights into why and how Austen was able to tap vast reservoirs of creativity to become the Austen we know and love.”

Jane is also offering an international giveaway of a print copy of Young Jane Austen, which ends May 24, 2015.

To read the full review, and to enter the giveaway, click here.