I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend

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Pan Macmillan, Nov 30, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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I WAS JANE AUSTEN’S BEST FRIEND is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen’s teenage friend and confidante. Their evenings are a blur of beautiful dresses, balls, gossip and romance; their days are spent writing about them - Jenny in her diary, Jane in her first attempts at fiction. When Jenny falls utterly in love with a handsome naval officer, obstacles stand in their way. Who better to help her than Jane herself, who already considers herself an expert in love and relationships?
 

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User Review  - idroskicinia - LibraryThing

The story talks about Jenny Cooper, a poor orphan girl and Jane Austen’s cousin, who for a short period of time begins living with the Austen family. There, she will find out what friendship, love ... Read full review

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Based on historical characters and events from Jane Austen's girlhood, this novel does a better job than most to evoke the feel of a Jane Austen novel. The story begins with Jane and her cousin Jenny ... Read full review

Contents

MY JOURNAL Monday 7 February
Southampton at Midnight
February 1791
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The Assembly Rooms at Basingstoke
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oclock on Sunday 27 March
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The Portmouths Ball
Saturday night 2 April 1791
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Cora Harrison worked as a head teacher before she decided to write her first novel, and she has since published twenty-six children’s historical novels and many books for adults. Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.

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