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Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship

***THE NOVEL OF THE HIT INDIE FILM***

‘If, like me, you like your Austen subversive, cruel, funny and outrageous, then you will love Stillman’s Love & FriendshipThe Times
‘Lady Susan is finally getting some long overdue respect’ New York Times
‘Lady Susan remains deliciously wicked’ Vogue

With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers’ unfinished works. Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike.

JANE AUSTEN’S FUNNIEST NOVEL IS ALSO HER LEAST KNOWN – UNTIL NOW.

Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who’s coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands – and fast. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest’s wife and the title of ‘most accomplished coquette in England’, Lady Susan must rethink her strategy.
Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law’s country estate. Here she intends to take refuge – in no less than luxury, of course – from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to ‘I do’. Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue.

A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN’S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR.

PRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP THE FILM
‘A RACY DELIGHT’ Guardian *****
‘FIND ME A FUNNIER SCREEN STAB AT AUSTEN, AND I’M TEMPTED TO OFFER YOUR MONEY BACK PERSONALLY’ Telegraph *****
‘TREMENDOUSLY WITTY’ Independent *****
‘MAY JUST BE THE BEST JANE AUSTEN FILM EVER MADE’ London Evening Standard *****
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 19th May 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473639850