The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James

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Many rumors abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane's life—finally, the truth may have been found. . . .

What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life-changing love affair? That's the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen's life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart.

Jane Austen has given up her writing when, on a fateful trip to Lyme, she meets the well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by the people and places around her, and encouraged by his faith in her, Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last.

Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen's own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author's romantic tales. It's a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen—and to anyone who loves a great story.


About Syrie James

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Syrie James is the author of the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen as well as the award-winning, Audie-nominated The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte, Nocturne, and Dracula, My Love. You can visit her online at M. James is a video-game developer and film director. You can visit him online at
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 408 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While traveling with her brother Henry, Jane meets Frederick Ashford, son of a baronet and heir to a huge fortune, with a stately home to match.

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“…but for my part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” (The Juvenilia of Jane Austen) With such sage words I can only echo that The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen is indeed entirely too short!

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Jane Austen does not wish to be uprooted from the home where she was born and has lived.

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