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Among the Janeites roundup: international edition

By Deborah Yaffe, Oct 24 2013 01:00PM

Over the past few weeks, a number of venues, both print and digital, have noticed Among the Janeites. I’m so grateful to all the readers and critics who have taken time to respond to the book.


Herewith a roundup of a few notable recent mentions in non-US sources (and click here – the “Press” link under the “Among the Janeites” button on this web site – for a fuller list):


--Jane Austen's Regency World, the official magazine of the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England, called Among the Janeites "an irresistible read" that "informs, intrigues -- and makes you laugh out loud, quite a lot." The review is on pp. 58-59 of the September/October 2013 issue, which isn’t available online.


--On her blog, Canadian writer and Austen scholar Sarah Emsley reported finding "wit, humour and respect" in the pages of Among the Janeites.


–And on Whoopsy Daisy, French fans of English literature discussed the book (in French) and ran a Q&A with me (in English -- scroll down). I was especially charmed to discover a reference to “la chemise mouillée de Colin Firth.” Whatever the language, that wet shirt is still very, very fetching. . .


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