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Rachel Givney has signed a deal with Amazon Studios to turn Jane in Love into a feature film. Read full article here

Jane in Love: 


'Outstanding... a must-read for all who like lively, smart, and provocative fiction.'

Stacey Hayman, Booklist Magazine

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”.  

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,’ 

Sunday Times

‘Pure, hilarious romp, clever and entertaining,’

The Age​

Book of the Month: Rachel Givney’s ‘Jane in Love’

Ausrom Today

‘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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Rachel Givney

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.

What inspired Givney to write Jane in Love? Watch the video to find out:

Author talks - click below to listen:

Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

ABC The Writers - Rachel Givney   

On Nightlife with Indira Naidoo

Parra Pods 

Chatting with Rachel Givney

What To Read Next  

Author interview: Rachel Givney

Click to preview the Audio books, read by award-winning narrators:

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