First impressions : a novel about old books, young love, and Jane Austen
Lovett, Charles C., author.

First impressions : a novel about old books, young love, and Jane Austen

Lovett, Charles C., author.


Personal Author
Lovett, Charles C., author.

Publication Information
Melbourne, Victoria The Text Publishing Company, 2014.

Physical Description
308 pages ; 24 cm.

Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time featuring one of English literature's most popular and beloved authors, Jane Austen. Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice - and ultimately threaten Sophie's life. In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie's quest to uncover the truth - while choosing between two suitors - and a young Jane Austen's touching friendship with the ageing cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.

Personal Subject
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817-Authorship-Fiction.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice-Fiction.

Subject Term
Women novelists, English -- Fiction.
Women college students -- Fiction.
Bookstores -- Fiction.

Detective and mystery stories

Geographic Term
London (England) -- Fiction.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Constitution HillBookF LOVEConstitution HillAdult Fiction
ErmingtonBookF LOVEErmingtonAdult Fiction