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Champagne time

By Deborah Yaffe, Aug 1 2013 01:00PM

I’ll be wrapping up my Sanditon Summer blog series – featuring discussion of completions, continuations, spinoffs and riffs inspired by Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon – later this month, after the airing of the final episode of "Welcome to Sanditon," the web series from the "Lizzie Bennet Diaries" team.


Meanwhile, I’m taking a break to pop a few champagne corks over the release on Tuesday of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom, my non-fiction book about people who are crazy about Jane Austen.


Three years in the making, the book takes a look at a wide range of Austen fanatics, including yours truly. It’s reportage with a light sprinkling of memoir, and it’s been getting some enthusiastic early reactions from reviewers with Amazon’s Vine program. (Check out some other pre-publication mentions here.)


I’ll be guest blogging here and there throughout the month (you can find me on the Roof Beam Reader on Saturday), and I’m scheduled to appear on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show on Tuesday morning. You can listen live around 11:20 am (EDT) if you’re in the New York area, or find the show online.


And if you want to buy a copy of the book – or maybe two! -- pick your favorite source here.


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