Beguiling Miss Bennet
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This is the third volume of short stories shortlisted for the Chawton House Library Short Story Award. It takes as its inspiration minor characters from the famous novels and tells the tales that continued behind the scenes, at Pemberly, Mansfield Park and elsewhere.
Award winner, 'The Wedding Planner' takes the characters from Austen's novella Lady Susan and transports them to the 21st century. Other stories focus on the less well known of the Bennet sisters,Kitty and Lydia, and of deceased Mary Price. There are tales of George Wickham and Charlotte Collins. Some are contemporary to Austen others contemporary to current readers. All are an intriguing insight into the inner lives of one of our most loved authors' best loved works.
Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research and learning centre for the study of early women's writing from 1600 to 1830. Set in the quintessentially English manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward.
Category: Anthology, Short stories
First published by Honno in : August 2015