First Impressions A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
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- Edition: Reprint
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 09/29/2015
- Publisher: Penguin Books
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Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Timesbestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now Lovett is back with 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 A 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 Prejudiceand ultimately threaten Sophie’s life.
In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truthwhile choosing between two suitorsand a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging 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.