Cassandras Sister



How Did A Country Girl Named Jenny Become The Celebrated Novelist Jane Austen A Highly Engaging Historical Novel By The Author Of ANGELMONSTER.Young Jane Or Jenny, As She Is Called Is A Girl With A Head Full Of Questions Surrounded By Her Busy Parents And Brothers, Jenny Finds A Place For Her Thoughts In The Companionship Of Her Older Sister, Cassandra Theirs Is A Country Life Full Of Balls And Visits, At Which Conversation Inevitably Centers On One Topic Marriage But The Arrival Of Their Worldly Wise Cousin Disrupts Jenny S World, Bringing Answers To Some Of Her Questions And Providing A Gem Of An Idea Veronica Bennett Invites Us Into A Society Where Propriety And Marriage Rule Hand In Hand, A Milieu In Which Jenny Finds Inspiration To Write The Masterpieces PRIDE AND PREJUDICE And SENSE AND SENSIBILITY A World Where A Clever Young Girl Will One Day Become The Beloved Jane Austen.Cassandras Sister

Veronica Bennett is a children s novelist Until recently, she worked part time as an English Lecturer she now writes fiction full time She graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1975 with an Honours degree in English She began her writing career as a freelance journalist, but soon moved into fiction Her first book, Monkey, was published in 1998 and was acclaimed by The Times Educationa Veronica Bennett is a children s novelist Until recently, she worked part time as an English Lecturer she now writes fiction full time She graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1975 with an Honours degree in English She began her writing career as a freelance journalist, but soon moved into fiction Her first book, Monkey, was published in 1998 and was acclaimed by The Times Educational Supplement as an impressively well written and audacious debut Veronica Bennett is married to a university professor and has two children, and currently resides in Middlesex

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  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Cassandras Sister
  • Veronica Bennett
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
  • 0763634646

10 thoughts on “Cassandras Sister

  1. says:

    I enjoy reading books about sisters Veronica Bennett s novel is a historical fiction about Jane Austen s life as a young woman, her relationships with her parents, her family and friends, and her struggles with writing her now famous novels But it mainly focuses on the closeness between young Jane and her older sister Cassandra.Okay, I admit that I was initially drawn to this book because I like the cover And naturally I was inclined to...

  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I found this book while perusing the shelves at the library, and was excited to read it I really like historical fiction, and I love Jane Austen, so it seemed like a perfect choice for me However, it didn t capture Austen the way I have always imagined her Her fascination with Tom Lefroy doesn t make much sense to me in this n...

  3. says:

    If you want a fiction story about Jane Austen s life, this is a good one It made me feel glad that I am a woman in the 21st century

  4. says:

    Because we were rushed off our feet on my holiday and doing lots of different things which meant I was SO tired in the evening, I didn t actually read that much as I normally do so only got through this book while in America.I have read this book before and from what I could remember I found it interesting and was one of the first books I read about Jane Austen herself and her family This book is a lot like the movie starring Anne Hathaway, Becoming Jane as it is set around that time, although Because we were rushed off our feet on my holiday and doing lots of different things which meant I was SO tired in the evening, I didn t actually read that much as I normally do so only got through this book while in America.I have read this book before and from what I could remember I found it interesting and was one of the first books I read about Jane Austen herself and her family This book is a lot like the movie starring Anne Hathaway, Becoming Jane as it is set ar...

  5. says:

    A cute take on Austen s life and the influence her sister had on her Although, as an Austenite there was not a lot of details or information in the book that I had not already read.

  6. says:

    This was such an interesting book, from a lot of different standpoints I ordered it from another library didn t have it where I work , and I saw that it was classified in Juvenile fiction, rather than young adult fiction Would anybody from ages 8 to 12 read this book Would anybody from ages 12 to 20 I really hope so I think it s a lovely one I have a love and appreciation for Austen that probably borders on the mildly goony, so it s hard to separate my reactions to anything Austen related This was such an interesting book, from a lot of different standpoints I ordered it from another library didn t have it where I work , and I saw that it was classified in Juvenile fiction, rather than young adult fiction Would anybody from ages 8 to 12 read this book Would anybody from ages 12 to 20 I really hope so I think it s a lovely one I have a love and appreciation for Austen that probably borders on the mildly goony, so it s hard to separate my re...

  7. says:

    Cover Blurb I like its classiness, and being a person who is drawn to classy stories, the cover did a good job of catching my attention.What I Liked I like how the Author portrayed Jane and Cassandra s close relationship, and I absolutely adored Tom Lefroy it made me so sad knowing how things turned out between him and Jane I felt Cassandra s pain when she received the letter about her fianc , and I loved all of the real life parallels for Jane s novels.What I Disliked I didn t get much of Cover Blurb I like its classiness, and being a person who is drawn to classy stories, the cover did a good job of catching my attention.What I Liked I like how the Author portrayed Jane and Cassandra s close relationship, and I absolutely adored Tom Lefroy it made me so sad knowing how things turned out between him and Jane I felt Cassandra s ...

  8. says:

    In Cassandra s Sister, author Veronica Bennett imagines the late teenage years and early adulthood of Jane Austen and her older sister Cassandra The book takes place during the period from 1794 to 1803, when a young woman s fate was determined by money, marriage, and men We first meet Jane as an 18 year old, known affectionately to her family as Jenny, an energetic and imaginative girl who was always scribbling stories The daughter of a minister, she lives contently in a small English villa In Cassandra s Sister, author Veronica Bennett imagines the late teenage years and early adulthood of Jane Austen and her older sister Cassandra The book takes place during the period from 1794 to 1803, when a young woman s fate was determined by money, marriage, and men We first meet Jane as an 18 year old, known affectionately to her family as Jenny, an energetic and imaginative girl who was always scribbling stories The daughter of a minister, she lives contently in a small English village, but is keenly aware that most of the single men in the district are her own brothers As a result, she makes a beeline for new young men with whom she dances at occasional public balls, and is crushed when their attentions turn toward prettier or wealthier girls.As young Jenny mature...

  9. says:

    Cassandra s Sisters is both the best young adult book and the best Jane Austen based book that I have read recently Cassandra s Sister explores the life of Jane Austen for a period of nearly ten years from her late teens to late twenties We read about Jane s home, family, and associates as we see her travel the countryside, attend balls, and sit in her room and write novels based on her experiences Bennett does such a good job of conveying a sense of time and place that I had to keep remindin Cassandra s Sisters is both the best young adult book and the best Jane Austen based book that I have read recently Cassandra s Sister explores the life of Jane Austen for a period of nearly ten years from her late teens to late twenties We read about Jane s home, family, and associates as we see her travel the countryside, attend balls, and sit in her room and write novels based on her experiences Bennett does such a good job of conveying a sense of time and place that I had to keep reminding myself that this was a work of fiction and that some events may not have happened at all or in the way that they are described Bennett does not weigh us down with extraneous or voyeuristic details that inhabit so many historical novels, yet she still manages to transport her readers back to Jane s world Bennett also did a superb job of showing the emotions Jane might have felt watching her opportunities for marriage slip by in world ...

  10. says:

    One author s imaginings of Austen in her early adult years Not bad I questioned a few things, because what Janeite would not But otherwise I enjoyed it Waited with anxiety until Tom LeFroy entered the picture, and read with excitement the few pages he graced Even before my Austen class in college, I always had my own imaginings of Tom LeFroy s role in her life and have since been intrigued by how others imagined it.I think what reached me the most with this book was reflecting on my own lif One author s imaginings of Austen in her early adult years Not bad I questioned a few things, because what Janeite would not But otherwise I enjoyed it Waited with anxiety until Tom LeFroy entered the picture, and read with excitement the few pages he graced Even before my Austen class in college, I always had my own imaginings of Tom LeFroy s role in her life and have since been intrigued by how others imagined it.I think what reached me the most with this book was reflecting on m...

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