Author(s): Joanna Trollope
Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. Two sisters could hardly be more different. Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values discretion above all. Her impulsive sister Marianne displays her creativity everywhere as she dreams of going to art school. But when the family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years, their values are severely put to the test. Can Elinor remain stoic knowing that the man she likes has been ensnared by another girl? Will Marianne's faith in love be shaken by meeting the hottest boy in the county? And when social media is the controlling force at play, can love ever triumph over conventions and disapproval? Joanna Trollope casts Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light, re-telling a coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how when it comes to money especially, some things never change...
Trollope's reworking of Sense and Sensibility, the first in her Austen project, is a modern retelling of the classic story but manages to retain Austen's wit and satire and ends up being a beautiful homage, rather than sullying the memory of the original. Trollope is cleary an S&S fan and is therefore the perfect person to write this project - Elisa, Book Grocer
Praise for Sense & Sensibility: 'Jane Austen's story and Joanna Trollope's voice make the perfect marriage. I loved every page. It's witty and fresh, whilst completely respecting the original, timeless story. What a delight!' Sophie Kinsella Praise for Joanna Trollope: 'Supremely sure of her material and purpose, compassionate but never sentimental' Sunday Times 'Joanna Trollope is the most emotionally intelligent of contemporary British novelists' Amanda Craig, Independent 'As ever, Trollope writes about family life with wit, intelligence and verve' Guardian 'Trollope is brilliant at swooping in on a modern dilemma and showing it from every angle... Inventive, surprising and fascinating' The Times
Joanna Trollope is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed contemporary bestselling novels, including, most recently, The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law and The Soldier's Wife. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters, and ten historical novels published under the pseudonym, Caroline Harvey. Joanna was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the Chair of Judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.