On Sale: October 16, 2014
Featuring: Sophie Collingwood
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Literature and Fiction | Suspense
A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from
New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale
Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York
Times bestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now, Lovett
weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time
featuring one of English literature’s most popular and
beloved authors: Jane Austen.
Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has
recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London
when two different customers request a copy of the same
obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of
Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie
into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship
of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s
In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest
to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—
a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging
cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic,
suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in
its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.
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