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Sonntag, 20. Juli 2014

Val McDermid, Northanger Abbey

What could be better than one of my my favourite authors rewriting a Jane Austen classic? I have to confess, I couldn't remember all that much of the original but the idea of the story being set in 21st century Edinburgh during the Fringe festival made me curious. 

Bookworm and country bumpkin Catherine "Cat" Morland gets invited do Edinburgh by her wealthy neighbours. She loves vampire novels instead of gothic novels, has facebook and falls in love with Henry Tilney, who lives in Northanger Abbey and might be a vampire!

She enjoys the festival with her new BFF Isabella Thorpe who turns out to be engaged to her brother.
But when Bella drops Cats brother for the wealthy older brother of Henry, she feels she has to leave Edinburgh immediately.
Luckily Henrys father invites her to join them in Northanger Abbey and here things turn mysterious....

'Val McDermid’s brilliant re-working of Jane Austen’s original shows that innocent, bookish girls in thrall to the supernatural have changed surprisingly little in two centuries. Witty and shrewd, full of romance and skulduggery – I loved it.' J.K. ROWLING - See more at: http://theaustenproject.com/books/#sthash.ojrYjr1d.dpuf
 I was hoping for more installements by McDermid but it turns out that Northanger Abbey is one in a series of six novels called the Austen Project by different authors: http://theaustenproject.com/books/


'Val McDermid’s brilliant re-working of Jane Austen’s original shows that innocent, bookish girls in thrall to the supernatural have changed surprisingly little in two centuries. Witty and shrewd, full of romance and skulduggery – I loved it.' J.K. ROWLING - See more at: http://theaustenproject.com/books/#sthash.ojrYjr1d.dpuf


'Val McDermid’s brilliant re-working of Jane Austen’s original shows that innocent, bookish girls in thrall to the supernatural have changed surprisingly little in two centuries. Witty and shrewd, full of romance and skulduggery – I loved it.' J.K. ROWLING - See more at: http://theaustenproject.com/books/#sthash.ojrYjr1d.dpuf
'Val McDermid’s brilliant re-working of Jane Austen’s original shows that innocent, bookish girls in thrall to the supernatural have changed surprisingly little in two centuries. Witty and shrewd, full of romance and skulduggery – I loved it.' J.K. ROWLING - See more at: http://theaustenproject.com/books/#sthash.ojrYjr1d.dpuf

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