THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A wonderful book, a wonderful read'
Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Only a few months after the end of the Second World War, a new battle is beginning in the little village of Chawton. Once the final home of Jane Austen, the Chawton estate is dwindling, and the last piece of Austen's heritage is at risk of being sold to the highest bidder... Drawn together by their love of her novels, eight very different people - from a local farmer to a glamorous film star - must unite to attempt something remarkable. As new friendships form, and the griefs of the past begin to fade, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society, and to save the beloved novelist's home and legacy. But can her words change all their lives in return?
A heartbreaking and uplifting novel of hope, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer 'A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the power of books to unite and heal' Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
Fans of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will adore The Jane Austen Society. A charming and memorable debut -- Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
An extremely impressive debut novel populated with fully-developed, nuanced characters that resonate -- Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Sweet, smart escapism ― People Magazine
I can't remember the last time I was so utterly charmed by a novel . . . A celebration of the human spirit and the power of stories -- Ann Hood, New York Times bestselling author of Comfort
Joyous . . . Natalie Jenner casts a spell that will have you falling in love with each of her lovingly-drawn characters -- Kim van Alkemade, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan 8
A charming yet bittersweet tale about the power of literature - the beloved Jane Austen in particular - to heal and elevate the human spirit -- Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room
Fans of Pride and Prejudice will rejoice over this charming debut novel centred around legendary author Jane Austen ― Woman's World Magazine
Just like a story written by Austen herself, Jenner's first novel is brimming with charming moments, endearing characters and nuanced relationships ― Booklist (starred review)
An intensely moving and thought-provoking story...one of those marvellous novels that make you laugh out loud one minute, sob the next, and whoop with delight ― Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine
Uplifting and warm, the characters and charming setting can't fail to bring a smile to your face ― Woman
About the Author
Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie Jenner graduated from the University of Toronto with consecutive degrees in English Literature and Law, and has worked for decades in the legal industry. She also founded the independent bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. A lifelong devotee of all things Jane Austen, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY is her first published novel.