June 05, 2008

Lost Love

I stayed up very late last night to finish reading the novel The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen. Even though I knew how it would end, I couldn't put it down. And even though I knew how it would end, I cried.

The book should probably be classified as a historical novel since a great deal of the book is factual. She writes in the voice of Jane Austen, which makes it a great read, but she fabricated a love story that will captivate anyone who claims to be an Austen fan.

It would make a great movie... much better than the mediocre "Becoming Jane." It would make a great companion piece to the excellent Masterpiece production "Miss Austen Regrets" on PBS.


  1. Hi Alice. It is fun to look at your blog posts. Wow! I was taking a look at your daily routine for summer and I think that is so neat. I remember that in Sis. Hinckley's book she said that she loved summer because she got to be with her kids. Your schedule reminded me of that.

    Mary did so well at the recital. Thanks again for letting me teach her. She is talented.

  2. I've read so many books "inspired" by the works of Jane Austen that were mediocre at best, but I still keep coming back for more. Thanks for the recommendation, can't wait to get my hands on this one.


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