Monday, June 19, 2006

Austen fans, look at this

Publisher's Lunch reported this deal last week:

Actress Emma Campbell Webster's LOST IN AUSTEN: A Make Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, to Sarah McGrath at Riverhead, by Zoe Pagnamenta at PFD New York, in a pre-empt, for publication in early 2008.

PW says, "Webster's adventure novel is a literary game that will give readers the opportunity to play at being Elizabeth Bennet, navigating their way through important and difficult decisions about love and marriage upon which the plot hinges; the book will incorporate characters and landscapes from all Austen's novels."

Will this be like one of those old choose your own adventure books?? Seems odd. I would be really excited about this, except that Riverhead books are usually super snooty and literary. It'll definitely be worth a look, though.

And I have no idea who this actress/author is.

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