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Natalie Jenner was born in England and emigrated to Canada as a young child. She obtained her B.A. and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto, where she was the 1990 Gold Medalist in English Literature at St. Michael's College, and was Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995. In addition to a brief career as a corporate lawyer, Natalie has worked as a recruiter, career coach, and consultant to leading law firms in Canada for over two decades. Most recently Natalie founded the independent bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. A lifelong devotee of all things Jane Austen, "The Jane Austen Society" is her first published novel.
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Natalie Jenner When my husband was diagnosed in 2016 with a serious hereditary and incurable disease, I returned to reading books by my favourite authors, chief amon…moreWhen my husband was diagnosed in 2016 with a serious hereditary and incurable disease, I returned to reading books by my favourite authors, chief among whom is Jane Austen. In the fall of 2017 I was fortunate to indulge in a solo bucket list trip to the International Jane Austen Festival in Bath, UK, as well as the village of Chawton, where Austen revised or wrote all her books (and which would become the primary setting of my own future novel). Following these travels, I immersed myself in research on Jane Austen and the important houses in her life, and over time developed the idea for my own book about a group of villagers at the end of WWII coming together to save places so critical to her legacy.(less)
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This is considered by many scholars to be the first detective novel ever written. You can get lost for decades trying to discern all the clues, E…more
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This is considered by many scholars to be the first detective novel ever written. You can get lost for decades trying to discern all the clues, Easter eggs, and red herrings that Austen stuffed into the text. Everything from a slightly sweaty brow during a strawberry-picking excursion, to a most unsentimental grown man holding onto someone's aspirational TBR list. Every time I read EMMA, I pick up on something new. One famous fan stated that he reread all of Austen's books in order because, if he didn't, he would just read EMMA over and over again. Enjoy!(less)
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The Jane Austen Society

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I read a lot of debuts, alternating with a lot of classics, which keeps me in mind of what lasts, and why. Spoiled with advance reading copies as a published author myself, I look back on these five books as essential new additions to my personal collection of great literature. When I read, I want originality of voice, characters to care for (if not like), beautiful and logical prose,

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Wheddon's debut provides a fascinating glimpse into a rarely-explored but key relationship in Jane Austen's life, that of her lifelong friendship with Martha Lloyd. The author brings almost forensic energy to examining the small but pivotal moments, ...more
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“Reading, she now understood, had been her own choice of rebellion.”
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“But one can always read Austen.”
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“He could disappear inside that world whenever he needed to—whenever he felt the outside world, and other people, pressing in on him—a pressure from social contact and expectations that was surely routine for everyone else, but affected him much more intensely and inexplicably.”
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