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About meI just adore Jane Austen,and dream of someone finding a NEW Austen. Other than that, I am a deeply ordinary housewife living in Sydney, with two small children, a (usually) lovely husband and not enough time to read. I am mad about EF Benson,and like reading crime novels for fun. However, when i read classics i am stupidly surprised at how good they are and realise just why they are Classics!

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Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Jane Austen, E. F. Benson, Bill Bryson, Alexander Buzo, Graham Greene, Susan Howatch, Joe Keenan, Gabriel García Márquez, Paul Rudnick, Alexander McCall Smith, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Saw you liked Paris Trout, and I thought you might like my novel since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Anne, I just HAVE to tell you about a book I bought myself yesterday. It's called 'The Enchanted Dolls' House' by Robyn Johnson, Publisher: The Five Mile Press, Australia, 2007. One of the most beautiful books I have come across. Teaches children about Opera, Theatre, Musicals & Ballet and has lots of little envelopes and pop-up pieces - lots of interactive stuff going on. So beautifully presented - embossed cover and would make a perfect gift. Just had to share it with someone. Really worth a look, next time you're visiting the bookshop. Louise
Yeah - the best thing about the memory, uh, challenges that come with getting older is that you get to read her wondrous books over and over again and, just like the first time, find yourself looking up from the page with a silly smile of sheer delight. By the way, think of the fun Jane Austen could have had with the phrase "deeply ordinary housewife"... spending hundreds of pages slyly, compassionately unpicking it until the person behind that tag just glowed in the reader's mind...
Hmmm. Feeling lyrical tonight, oh yes.
Only one new Austen? I dream of someone finding TEN!
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