Alice is an eighteen-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen.
In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own neice, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study.
Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/01/1992
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780340589373