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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143794097
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

Jane in Love




Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past?

‘If Jane Austen had to choose between the heart and the pen, what would she do?’

At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love – which lands her in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Magically, she finds herself in modern-day England, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing. She forms a new best friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, and a genuine love interest in Sofia’s brother Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted.

She is also delighted to discover that she is now a famous writer, a published author of six novels and beloved around the globe. But as Jane’s romance with Fred blossoms, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. She must find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it’s too late.

A modern-day reimagining of the life of one of the world’s most celebrated writers, this wonderfully witty romantic comedy offers a new side to Jane’s story, which sees her having to choose between true love in the present and her career as a writer in the past.

‘Artfully written and engaging, Jane in Love is a lively effusion of wit and humour.'
– Graeme Simsion

  • Pub date: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143794097
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Rachel Givney

Rachel Givney is a writer and filmmaker originally from Sydney, Australia (currently based in Melbourne). She has worked on Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue: Special Ops and All Saints. Her films have been official selections at the Sydney Film Festival, Flickerfest and many more.


Praise for Jane in Love

“A superb idea, with a strong female lead, romance and a tense dilemma at its heart”

Caroline Overington

“The premise of Jane Austen time-travelling and having to choose between her books and real love is touching and resonant, charming and funny and tragic. And very clever”

Posie Graeme-Evans

“‘Artfully written and engaging, Jane in Love is a lively effusion of wit and humour.’”

Graeme Simsion


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