Jane in Love
What if Jane Austen travelled to the present day... and fell in love?
Jane Austen strikes a Faustian bargain to find love with a mysterious matchmaker and ends up time traveling to the present day, landing on the set of a new film adaptation of Northanger Abbey. When the world-famous writer falls in love with a modern-day man, all her books begin disappearing from the shelves, forcing her to decide between staying in the 21st century – where she’s found love, but has lost the ability to write, or returning to her own time – where she’ll write her books and become “Jane Austen”.
Rachel Givney is a writer and filmmaker originally from Sydney, Australia. She has worked on many of Australia's most beloved and critically acclaimed shows such as Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod's Daughters and All Saints. Her films have been official selections at the Sydney Film Festival, Flickerfest and many more.
Jane in Love explores the choices women have often made between their careers and love...
Givney first fell in love with Jane Austen when she read Emma at age 15. She grew intrigued when she discovered that Jane Austen never married or had any children despite writing six novels about love. She wondered, does an artist - namely a female one - need to be unhappy and / or single, to create art? And if Jane Austen had to choose between the heart and the pen, what would she choose? That's how Jane in Love was born.
Praise for Jane in Love:
'Artfully written and engaging, a lively effusion of wit and humour,'
Graeme Simsion, New York Times-bestselling author of The Rosie Project
‘A superb idea, with a strong female lead and a tense dilemma at its heart.’
Caroline Overington, double Walkley Award-winner and bestselling author
‘The premise of Jane Austen time-travelling and having to choose between her books and real love is touching and resonant, funny and tragic. And very clever.’
Posie Graeme-Evans, bestselling author and creator of McLeod's Daughters
‘A charming, witty romantic comedy in which Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love.’
Monica McInerney, bestselling author
‘A genuinely funny, feel-good read, as well as deeply moving,’
‘Pure, hilarious romp, clever and entertaining,’
Book of the Month: Rachel Givney’s ‘Jane in Love’
‘Delightful modern-day re-imagining of Jane Austen, full of rich and nuanced characters… all the charm and wit we love about Austen in a gorgeous modern-England setting. Fun, delightful and completely entertaining,’
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What inspired Givney to write Jane in Love? Watch the video to find out:
Author talks - click below to listen:
On Nightlife with Indira Naidoo
Chatting with Rachel Givney
Author interview: Rachel Givney
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