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Miss Jane Austen's Lady Susan - Revived By Helen Baker
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Lady Susan is the most beautiful, beguiling schemer in Regency England. She must subjugate every gentleman who crosses her path, conducting multiple flirtations and extracting herself deviously from... More > all the complications. When her husband dies, leaving her destitute with a pretty, innocent daughter on her hands, she uses all her wiles to find them both convenient husbands. Convenient to herself, that is. Jane Austen penned 'Lady Susan' at nineteen. It was her first completed attempt at a novel, but in the form of letters. She never submitted it for publication. Yet the twenty-three thousand words sparkle with genius. Here, the narrative is presented as it might have appeared as one of Miss Austen's mature works. If this seems sacrilege, this second English lady authoress begs the public to remember that 'Sense and Sensibility' was first written in the form of letters. Perhaps, if she had been spared, Miss Austen might have subjected her first youthful work to a similar revision< Less
The Watsons by Jane Austen and Another Lady By Helen Baker
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Miss Austen, at the height of her powers, wrote eighteen thousand words of a delightful story and then abandoned her attempt. Everyone who read the fragment regretted her decision. Now, every word... More > has been incorporated into a complete novel which, it is to be hoped, should give pleasure to many.< Less
Playfulness By Helen Baker
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Jane Austen's Mansfield Park chronicles the mutual love of Mary Crawford and Edmund Bertram until he abandons his love, claiming that she has forfeited even his respect. Can our flawed heroine,... More > with her beauty, her charm and her twenty thousand pounds ever find a worthy gentleman who will appreciate her for those very qualities that Edmund deplored? How many trials and difficulties must she first surmount while all Regency England echoes to the public debate of her brother's adultery and her dissolute uncle's blatant vice? Can Mary, innocent and kind, despite her worldly standards and cynical friends, stand firm against society's censure?< Less
The Book of Ruth By Helen Baker
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Longbourn House in Hertfordshire remains the home of the Bennet family but, five years after the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice, find Kitty and Mary still unwed and discontent. Then Mary's deep... More > reading leads her to a plan. "it was absolutley delightful , so much so that I couldn't stop reading and I've finished it already!!So the apology is for the amount of time it must have took you but you should feel really pleased to impart that much pleasure - I'm only sorry I've finished it now!"Dnkhobson@aol.com< Less
Woman Out To Grass By Helen Baker
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An English convalescent nursing a broken heart and enfeebled body discovers the joys and dangers of another culture when she mistranslates an advertisement in a gardening magazine and, by answering... More > it, puts her life on the line.< Less
The Wordlecombe Angel By Helen Baker
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Humorous romp when a dull typing teacher in rural Somerset uncovers an angel and she is mistaken for Eve. The repercussions reverberate around the world and it takes all the skill of her attractive... More > lawyer to keep her alive and re-establish sanity.< Less
Comfort By Helen Baker
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A manual showing how to make every aspect of your everyday life more comfortable. So, you can avoid the myriad arguments, accidents and even illnesses caused when you neglect, ignore or... More > mis-interpret your own comfort. A guide to minimising the stress of everyday living - at little expense - by rearranging your life to give your comfort priority.< Less
Miss Jane Austen's Lady Susan - Revived By Helen Baker
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Lady Susan is the most beautiful, beguiling schemer in Regency England. She must subjugate every gentleman who crosses her path, conducting multiple flirtations and extracting herself deviously from... More > all the complications. When her husband dies, leaving her destitute with a pretty, innocent daughter on her hands, she uses all her wiles to find them both convenient husbands. Convenient to herself, that is. Jane Austen penned 'Lady Susan' at nineteen. It was her first completed attempt at a novel, but in the form of letters. She never submitted it for publication. Yet the twenty-three thousand words sparkle with genius. Here, the narrative is presented as it might have appeared as one of Miss Austen's mature works. If this seems sacrilege, this second English lady authoress begs the public to remember that 'Sense and Sensibility' was first written in the form of letters. Perhaps, if she had been spared, Miss Austen might have subjected her first youthful work to a similar revision.< Less
Precipitation – A Continuation of Miss Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice By Helen Baker
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We all know Caroline Bingley because the Bennet family suffered from her duplicity. Can such a woman ever be a heroine? In fact she struggled against obstacles which make Lizzy Bennet's vulgar... More > relations appear trivial.'Superb! I have spent a leisurely and extremely enjoyable two days reading Precipitation... this was SO enjoyable I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it.'dnkhobson@aol.com< Less
North, East and Far East in 2007 By Helen Baker
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Three visits made in 2007 to Tallinn in Estonia in the January snow, to Bucharest and the Danube Delta in the Spring, and to Nagoya in Japan in the Autumn.