Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: Continue reading “Friday Debate: Favorite Jane Austen Novel”
Today is Jane Austen’s birthday! She is my all time favorite author and I never stop enjoying her books. Austen gave great novels to the literary world but not that many people know much about her and her writings. So here are some known (and less known) facts about this beloved author. Continue reading “8 Little Known Facts about Jane Austen”
Pages: 208 pages
Published: June 6, 2011
Publisher: Clarion Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, Young Adult
Jane Austen’s popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen.
Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austen’s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen’s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Jane’s own work—and truly a life revealed.
Continue reading “Book Review: Jane Austen: A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef”