Emma

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Borough Press, 2014 - Chick lit - 361 pages
Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to Emma, the next book in The Austen Project. Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything. Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma's anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige. As she gets her fledging design business off the ground, there is plenty to delight her in the buzzing little village of Highbury. At the helm of her own dinner parties and instructing her new little protégée, Harriet Smith, Emma reigns forth. But there is only one person who can play with Emma's indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbour George Knightly - this time has Emma finally met her match? You don't have to be in London to go to parties, find amusement or make trouble. Not if you're Emma, the very big fish in the rather small pond. But for a young woman who knows everything, Emma has a lot to learn about herself. Ever alive to the uproarious nuances of human behaviour, and both the pleasures and pitfalls of village life, beloved author Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is the busybody we all know and love, and a true modern delight.

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User Review  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

Retellings of the works of Jane Austen aren't exactly a new idea, but I really like what Smith has done with Emma. He's moved it to the 21st century, but otherwise left its setting unchanged, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChazziFrazz - LibraryThing

Emma Woodhouse has money, a luxurious home with her father, is opinionated, has all sorts of advice and no life worries. She has just completed her time at university and is now home. She will launch ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Alexander McCall Smith has legions of fans from his bestselling No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, which sold well over 1 million copies in its first volume and so far has sold sold over twenty million copies as a series.

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