Sat, 08 Feb | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Rachel Givney High Tea

Calling Jane Austen fans! Join author Rachel Givney for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, bubbly and sweets to celebrate the release of Jane in Love, a witty romantic comedy that offers a new side to Jane’s story, which sees her having to choose between heart and her place in history.
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Rachel Givney High Tea

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08 Feb 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Calling Jane Austen fans! Join author Rachel Givney for a high tea of scones, sandwiches, bubbly and sweets to celebrate the release of Jane in Love, a witty romantic comedy that offers a new side to Jane’s story, which sees her having to choose between heart and her place in history. 

 

About the Book

‘If Jane Austen had to choose between the heart and the pen, what would she do?’ 

At  age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but  all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love – which lands her in the most extraordinary of circumstances.   

Magically, she finds herself in modern-day  England, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing. She forms a new best friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, and a genuine love interest in Sofia’s brother, Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted.  

She is also delighted to discover that she is now a famous writer, a  published author of six novels and beloved around the globe. But as Jane’s romance with Fred blossoms, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. She must find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it’s too late.  

A modern-day reimagining of the life of one of the world’s most celebrated writers, this wonderfully witty romantic comedy offers a new side to Jane’s story, which sees her having to choose between true love in the present and her career as a writer in the past.

Praise

‘Artfully written and engaging, Jane in Love is a lively effusion of wit and humour.' – Graeme Simsion.

About the Author

Rachel Givney is a writer and filmmaker originally from Sydney (currently based in Melbourne). She has worked on Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue: Special Ops and All Saints. Her films have been official selections at the Sydney Film Festival, Flickerfest and many more. 

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