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Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron

Stephanie Barron‘s latest book, Jane and the Canterbury Tale (New York:  Bantam Books, 2011), is at least as good as her last one, Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron, which I wrote about in January. One of the main reasons I enjoyed the most recent one so much is that Barron, for the most part, abandoned the pretext of Jane writing about events in her journal or letters.  As a result, the book flowed much better.

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron

I think that Stephanie Barron‘s latest Jane Austen mystery, Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (New York:  Bantam Books, 2010), is probably her best to date.  I’ve added this novel, and her next one, which is apparently to be published this year, to my list.

In “A Few Questions for Stephanie Barron” at the end of the book, Barron states that “there’s no record of . . . her [Jane Austen] having met Lord Byron[, though] she read Byron’s poetry . . . and they had acquaintances in common” (335).