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Satire and Suggestibility: Val McDermid on Northanger Abbey

The first time I read Northanger Abbey I was an undergraduate at Oxford studying the early development of the English novel. I was seventeen – the same age as Northanger Abbey’s young heroine Catherine Morland, though naturally I considered myself far more mature and worldly than she is. And I remember two major… Read More

Val McDermid re-imagines Northanger Abbey

We’re very excited that the next book in the Austen Project is Northanger Abbey, re-imagined by Val McDermid! The fantastic cover, revealed earlier today by the Bookseller was designed by Jon Gray, who also designed the Sense & Sensibility cover. Jon said: “The book is a re-telling of the… Read More