Friday Blog July 26 – Join the Jane Austen Blog Project

Here’s an invite from Reading Groups for Everyone:

The Reading Agency is thrilled to be partnering with HarperCollins to offer 10 enthusiastic reading groups the chance to take part in The Austen Project and experience Austen as never before.

The Austen Project, pioneered by HarperCollins, pairs six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works. Taking these cherished stories as their base, each author has written their own unique take on one of Jane Austen’s novels.

The Austen Project will launch in October 2013 with the release of Joanna Trollope’s reimagining of Sense & Sensibility, and continue with Val McDermid’s reworking of Northanger Abbey in spring 2014 and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Pride & Prejudice in autumn 2014.

Get involved

The Reading Agency is searching for 10 reading groups to join The Austen Project for the year, beginning by reading Sense & Sensibility in September 2013 and blogging about it. The 10 lucky reading groups will each receive a set of 10 books, reading guides and other materials to spark discussion.

To get an idea of what other groups, including our own Mitchell Classics, got up to with a similar project see the Dickens Champions blog

If your book group would like to take part in The Austen Blog Project, please register your interest here by 7 August and add your group to the site.

Reading Groups for Everyone

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