Giveaway Winners Announced for Among the Janeites

Among the Janeites, by Deborah Yaffe (2013)68 of you left comments qualifying you for a chance to win a copy of Among the Janeites, by Deborah Yaffe. The six winners drawn at random are:

  • Ellie who left a comment on August 06, 2013
  • Maycomber who left a comment on August 06, 2013
  • Karen Field who left a comment on August 06, 2013
  • Robyn B. who left a comment on August 06, 2013
  • Cathyallen who left a comment on August 06, 2013
  • Danielle C. who left a comment on August 07, 2013

Congratulations ladies! To claim your prize, please contact me with your full name and address by August 21, 2013. Shipment to US addresses.

Thanks to all who left comments, to author Deborah Yaffe for her great guest blog, and to her publisher Mariner Books for supplying the giveaway copies.

Book cover image courtesy of Mariner Books © 2013; text © 2013 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

Among the Janeites Launch Party with Author Deborah Yaffe, & Giveaway!

Among the Janeites, by Deborah Yaffe 2013 It is a happy day when new books are born, especially when they come from Janeite lineage.

I am very pleased to celebrate the arrival of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom which launches today from Mariner Books. Please help me welcome author Deborah Yaffe who has kindly contributed a guest blog sharing her inspiration to write about a topic very close to my heart – Jane Austen and her legion of fans. Enter a chance to win one of six copies available from her publisher by leaving a comment with this post. Details are included at the end of the blog. Good luck.

Welcome Deborah!

Like so many Jane Austen novels, the story of how I came to write Among the Janeites, my nonfiction chronicle of obsessive Austen-love, begins with the entail.

Or, rather, with a question about the entail, that hoary element of English inheritance law that is so crucial to the plot of Pride and Prejudice.  Months earlier, inspired by Karen Joy Fowler’s novel The Jane Austen Book Club, I’d roped several neighbors into re-reading Austen’s novels with me, and our P&P discussion had brought up an arcane legal point requiring further research.

Poking around online the next day, I decided to check out a website I vaguely recalled hearing about – the Republic of Pemberley, the Internet’s largest Jane Austen fan community.  And suddenly, there they were: my people. Continue reading