Jon Spence Becoming Jane Austen

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Becoming Jane Austen

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'Jon Spence's 'Becoming Jane Austen' is one of the best half-dozen books published on Austen in the last quarter century.'

'This is a book full of wisdom about [Jane Austen] and her art.'

Joseph Wiesenfarth, JASNA News --Sanford Lakoff

'Becoming Jane Austen' is a good, traditional biography. Clearly written, jargon-free and pleasant to read, it covers familiar ground without any sense of fatigue and makes the most of the material.' Peter Washington, The Literary Review--Sanford Lakoff

'Jon Spence has given us the most cogent portrait of Jane Austen's literary life to date.' Julia Barrett, author of 'Presumption', 'The Third Sister' and 'Jane Austen's "Charlotte"', British Heritage Magazine--Sanford Lakoff "British Heritage "

'It is the small incidents that Jon Spence puts under the microscope in his entertaining and sensitive biography.' 'Jon Spence is painstaking, delicate, full of insight - a somehow fitting, friendly biographer.' Joceline Bury, Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine--Sanford Lakoff

'Jon Spence's book has all the virtues of a well-researched and original study. Hard to write anything new about Jane Austen these days, but Spence, in his own quiet and unobtrusive way, has done it.' John Bayley--Sanford Lakoff

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Jon Spence is an American and was educated at King's College, London University. He has lived abroad for many years and now divides his time between London and Sydney. He is the editor of A Century of Wills from Jane Austen's Family and Jane Austen's Brother Abroad: The Grand Tour Journals of Edward Austen. He acted as Historical Consultant on the film Becoming Jane.

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