“Delightful and infinitely readable,” says Lisa Galek of Austenprose about Lisa Pliscou’s just-published biography Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, rating it as 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“The most enjoyable part of the entire book — and there were many — was the annotations that the author included to go along with her short imaginings of Jane’s life. She uses various sources to draw a picture of Jane Austen’s early years and then goes through, chapter by chapter, giving us little snippets of background information. I was impressed with her ability to take vast volumes of Austen scholarship and research and distill those down into a series of very clear, easily digestible paragraphs that really helped to illuminate Austen’s life story.”
Read the full review here.