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A note on the Warleigh Hall Jane Austen series

Alice McVeigh first conceived the idea for the series when she began to wonder how the characters from different Austen’s novels might interact, were they to meet. From there, it was only a step to imagining a plausible timeline.

The first in the series introduces Austen’s beautifully heartless Lady Susan when she was only sixteen, and takes place both in London (where she is adopted as protegee by Lady Catherine de Bourgh) and in Hunsford, Kent. It takes place a year before Austen’s Emma, and five years after Mr Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice

Her second book (Harrieta Jane Austen Variation) was also published in 2022.

Books in the series will be published in order of events (Harriet takes place the year after Susan, A Jane Austen Prequel.) However, like Austen’s own novels, they can be read in any order. 

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