"A gift for Austen fans everywhere."

Natalie Jenner (author of The Jane Austen Society

 
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The Watsons

by Rose Servitova & Jane Austen


 
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The Watsons

Emma Watson returns to her family home after fourteen years with her wealthy and indulgent aunt. Now more refined than her siblings, Emma is shocked by her sisters’ flagrant and desperate attempts to ensnare a husband. To the surprise of the neighbourhood, Emma immediately attracts the attention of eligible suitors – notably the socially awkward Lord Osborne, heir to  Osborne Castle – who could provide her with a  home and high status if she is left with neither after her father’s death. Soon Emma finds herself navigating a world of unfamiliar social mores,  making missteps that could affect the rest of her life. How can she make amends for the wrongs she is seen to have 
committed without betraying  her own sense of what is right? 
Jane Austen commenced writing The Watsons  over two hundred years ago, putting it aside  unfinished, never to return and complete it. Now,  Rose Servitova, author of acclaimed humour title,  The Longbourn Letters: The Correspondence  between Mr Collins and Mr Bennet has finished  Austen’s manuscript in a manner true to Austen’s  style and wit.

 

The Longbourn Letters

By Rose Servitova

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The Longbourn Letters

Where Pride and Prejudice ends, a new relationship begins. 
Good-humoured but detached and taciturn, Mr  Bennet is not given to intimacy. Largely content with his life at Longbourn, he spends his evenings in the solitude of his library, accompanied only by a glass of port and a good book. But when his cousin, the pompous clergyman Mr Collins, announces his intention to visit, Mr Bennet is curious to meet and appraise the heir to his estate. 
Despite Mr Bennet’s initial discouragement, Mr Collins quickly becomes a frequent presence in his life. They correspond regularly, with Mr Collins recounting tales of his follies and scrapes and Mr Bennet taking great pleasure from teasing his unsuspecting friend. 
Tender, heart-warming and peppered with disarming humour, The Longbourn Letters reimagines the characters of Pride and Prejudice and perfectly captures the subtleties of human relationships and the power of friendship.
When a rift develops between the men, Mr Bennet is faced with a choice: he must withdraw into isolation once again or acknowledge that Mr Collins has brought something new and rich to his life.