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I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen’s cousin and confidante. When shy Jenny goes to stay with Jane, their evenings are a blur of beautiful dresses, balls, gossip and romance; their days are spent writing about them – Jenny in her diary, Jane in her first attempts at fiction. When Jenny falls utterly in love with a handsome naval officer, who better to help her than Jane herself, who already considers herself an expert in love and relationships?
About the Author: Cora Harrison worked as a teacher before she decided to write her first novel, and she has since published twenty-six children’s historical novels and many books for adults. Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.
About the Narrator: Alison Larkin is an actress, comedienne, bestselling novelist and the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks. Her autobiographical novel The English American won an AudioFile Earphones Award and joined President Obama and E.B. White on Audible’s top ten list of Best Author-narrated audiobooks of all time. Her acclaimed 81 hour recording of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen begins with her Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility. She has also narrated many NY Times bestsellers.
Praise for other Alison Larkin narrations:
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, narrated by Alison Larkin
“Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect accent sweep the listener… right into the lives of the characters.” —AudioFile Magazine, Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
Emma, by Jane Austen, narrated by Alison Larkin
“[Larkin] herself is a comic writer and performer and she approaches Austen as a satirist. She has genuine theatrical skill… The voice reveals all.” —The New Yorker
The English American by Alison Larkin, narrated by Alison Larkin
“Author and narrator Alison Larkin lights up the earphones… like watching a great romantic comedy.” —AudioFile Magazine, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
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