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Sanditon: Official ITV Tie-In Edition

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  13 reviews

A novelisation of ITV's lavish period drama, Sanditon, adapted for television by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning writer Andrew Davies and based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel.

When a chance accident transports Charlotte Heywood to the seaside town of Sanditon, her life changes forever. And when she meets the charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker, she finds herself

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published October 31st 2019 by Trapeze
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sanditon was Jane Austen’s last book, started just before she passed away. Kate Riordan completed the work, and it was a pleasure to have a taste of an Austen book. I cannot wait for the TV adaptation! It’s going to be so good.

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted copy. Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram:
Tracy Pricklepants
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful accompaniament to a wonderful TV series. An unfinished book by Jane Austen, this gives us a story based on a 'what if' with characters already established. The book itself, like other novelisations, provides extra little scenes not seen on TV and also scenes taking place a little differently to the show as it was based on the original script. We'll worth the read 5*****
Deirdre Brady
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
While watching the TV series, when I found out there was a novelisation of the series, I pre-ordered it. Despite feeling the series ending was very un-Jane Austen-like, like many, I still wanted to read the book as I felt potential deleted scenes from the series would possibly make it into the book. There are a few additions which definitely fleshed out characters and situations a tiny bit better than the editing of the TV show allowed. Especially in the case of Mary Parker and Georgiana. Still ...more
Julie Rasmine Larsen
This book is amazing probably my beat read this year. Might be my fave Austen novel although she never finished it! Sidney Parker and Charlotte Heywoods love story is killing me! ...more
Ruth Taylor
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this series on tv and was gutted when it finished and when it finished with such a dissatisfying ending. So when I saw there was a book version I couldn’t wait to read it and continue immersing myself in the world of Sandition. It fills out the story a bit better and has a few additional scenes and bits. It’s in the style of Jane Austen but doesn’t quite hit the same notes as her other novels but then she never did finish this story and the ending has been left to interpretation by the ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore the tv series in spite of its trash ending, so I was looking forward to reading this novelization. That said, it is almost identical to the script. There were a few instances where we were given tiny peeks into the characters’ heads that we couldn’t get in the series, but I feel it is rather sterile overall. The actors are the ones who bring this story to life and make it so compelling! I’m by no means knocking the author as she only had so much to go by and a limited time to ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second helpings please!

I loved the TV series and couldn't resist getting the book to relive it all again. There's a great cast of characters, and like the TV series this hints that more is to come. Please ITV we need more series!
Mrs Smith reads
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Heart broken again, like the cat going around the doors looking for the one into summer, I keep hoping.
Follows the series closely, but lacks the intensity - missing the looks, sighs and Gromit speaking eye brows.
Hoping for the sequel.
Probably a solid three-star book, but I’m adding an extra star for how much fun I had, and my fondness for the TV series. Be warned it still has a bummer ending, because they were planning on a second series that I assume we won’t get.
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’ve been obsessed with the tv show for weeks (Theo James do I need to say more?!) but this book was such a let down. This might be a first but I legit prefer the tv show over the book by light years.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't let my three star rating of the book put you off watching the TV series if you haven't seen it. The TV series is much better, and really the book is just a sterile retelling. It is sweet, but lacks the heart that the actors and settings give it.
Kristin Davison
Nov 07, 2019 marked it as dnf
I loved the series, but could just not get into the writing.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Does what it says on the tin. A straight like for like redo of the tv series. The ending remains awful but not the authors fault. Easy reading.
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Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist from England. Her first job was as an editorial assistant at the Guardian newspaper, followed by a stint as deputy editor for the lifestyle section of London bible, Time Out magazine.

After becoming a freelancer, she left London behind and moved to the beautiful Cotswolds in order to write her first novel, 'Birdcage Walk'. Her second novel, a haunting dual