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interview: Syrie James on Jane Austen’s First Love

JANE AUSTEN’S FIRST LOVE by Syrie James is available for purchase today, August 5, 2014! My review has been posted on GoodReads and will be featured on Historical-Fiction.com tomorrow. Author Syrie James has kindly answered some questions about her latest novel below. Your Jane derives her fiction from the world around her. Do you feel that the author actually borrowed heavily from her life experiences? In Jane Austen’s First Love, Jane does attempt a bit of Emma-like matchmaking, and towards the end of the book, she is inspired to write a short story loosely based on a pair of competitive and contentious sisters she meets. However, I don’t mean to imply that Austen derived all her fiction from the world around her. The novel itself…

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