I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison

I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend

Written by Cora Harrison
Illustrated by Susan Hellard

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Rich in period detail and full of romance and fantasy, this is a delightful imaginary diary of Jenny Cooper which gives entertaining insights into what Jane Austen might have been like as a teenager. Jenny is the pretty, clever but shy cousin of the young Jane. The girls meet at a horrible boarding school but soon escape to the warmth of Jane’s family home where Jenny enjoys with Jane the bustling life of cards and games and gowns and balls and, above all, the delights of finding a hero.


I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison

When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip and romance that Jane inhabits. But Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship, and when Jenny falls utterly in love with the dashing Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this most eligible of men?

About the Author

Cora Harrison

Cora Harrison worked as a headteacher before she decided to write her first novel. She has since published twenty-six children’s novels. Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th March 2010




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