Joanna Trollope’s much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013.
‘It’s hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.’ Joanna Trollope
The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen’s six complete works.
The pairing of Joanna Trollope and Jane Austen received global coverage, from the NEW YORK TIMES to the TIMES OF INDIA. The Austen Project continues with Val McDermid’s reworking of Northanger Abbey in Spring 2014 and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Pride and Prejudice in Autumn 2014.
‘…wittily, stylishly and sensitively written with lots of delicious upmarket detail. A must for Trollope and Austen fans alike’ Daily Mail
‘Trollope is an expert in her craft…it’s a faster, zestier, read than the original’ The Times
‘A bloody good read. I was so charmed, I missed my tube stop. Such is the power of Austen’ Stylist ****
‘A fun and light-hearted read’ Sunday Times
‘Trollope and Austen are a natural marriage’ Guardian
‘Austen’s characters translate remarkably smoothly into the present day… enjoyable modern satire’ Daily Telegraph
‘Plays out the siblings’ different romantic survival strategies to great effect’ Marie Claire
‘Is the new Sense & Sensibility worth reading? The answer is unequivocally yes’ Washington Post
‘Told with insight and ingenuity’ i Paper
‘It shouldn’t work, but it does brilliantly!’ Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
‘Jane Austen's story and Joanna Trollope's voice make the perfect marriage. What a delight!’ SOPHIE KINSELLA
‘This will more than satisfy Trollope fans as well as most Austen devotees; a sprightly mix of the old and new’ Library Journal
About the author
Joanna Trollope is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed contemporary bestselling novels, including, most recently, The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law and The Soldier’s Wife. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia’s Daughters, and ten historical novels published under the pseudonym, Caroline Harvey.
Joanna was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the Chair of Judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.