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By Jill Pitkeathley

In Dearest Cousin Jane, a fascinating new novel that attracts on historic truth, Jill Pitkeathley paints a luminous portrait of the true-life cousin of a literary legend—from her flirtatious more youthful years to her profound impression on one of many world's such a lot cherished authors.

Free-spirited and seductive—outrageous, precocious, and a widely known flirt—Countess Eliza de Feuillide has an unquenchable thirst for all times and a glamorous air that captivates every body round her. Rumored to were born of a mad love affair among her mom and the good Warren Hastings of the East India corporation, Eliza sees the area as her playground—filled with grand galas, theater, and romance—and she's going to enable not anything carry her down. Even tragedy can't dim her enthusiasm. wasting her basically baby at an early age and widowed whilst her husband—the rushing French count number Jean de Feuillide—is claimed via Madame los angeles Guillotine throughout the darkish days of the Reign of Terror, Eliza is set to stay indomitable, unpredictable, and unfettered. And it really is this passionate spirit that she brings to an easy English kingdom parsonage to steer the lifestyles, the paintings, and the realm of her unsuspecting cousin . . . a quiet and unassuming younger author named Jane Austen.

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