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Read one of Jane Austen’s works as if it’s my first time?

Oh, could I please?

And the answer

is yes!

Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, has been asked to write a 21st century version of Emma, Jane Austen’s fifth novel .

He said the request was “like being asked to eat a box of delicious chocolates.” If that’s the case, then reading it will, I think, “taste” even better! McCall Smith’s writing is so full of warmth, humour, wit, and colour that I expect much from these contemporary versions.

The book is set to be in bookstores next autumn. Too long, I know!

But a version of Sense and Sensibility by author Joanna Trollope will be out this month.

Hurrah!

And versions of other Austen novels are set to follow.

Read the full story here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24383000

Isn’t it lovely to read GOOD news?

And for more on Alexander McCall Smith, great promoter of tea drinking and good books, see my post Our Favourite Drink –  https://happylittlesigh.com/2012/02/28/our-favourite-drink/

Avonlea x

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TEA IS THE SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING

~ Chapter title from The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

As the gentleman is Scottish, we had better not argue the point with him. Besides, I believe he explains the real meaning behind this statement later in the chapter. “Tea, of course, made the problem seem smaller . . . ”

Alexander McCall Smith

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