About The Austen Project

The Austen Project pairs six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works: Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park. Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels.

The Austen Project will launch with the release of worldwide bestseller Joanna Trollope’s reimagining of Sense & Sensibility in October 2013, and will continue with Val McDermid’s reworking of Northanger Abbey in Spring 2014 and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Pride & Prejudice in Autumn 2014.

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey is released today!

Val McDermid’s NORTHANGER ABBEY is released today – here are just SOME of the reviews so far…

‘Val McDermid’s brilliant re-working of Jane Austen’s original shows that innocent, bookish girls in thrall to the supernatural have changed surprisingly little in two centuries. Witty and shrewd, full of romance and skulduggery – I loved it.’ J.K. ROWLING

‘Northanger Abbey is funny, clever, subversive and Scottish. No bonnets – all brio’ JEANETTE WINTERSON

‘I picked up Northanger Abbey one evening and didn’t stop reading until [...]

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