Modern LGBTQ+ fiction inspired by
Jane Austen’s novels
Thirteen stories from eleven authors, exploring the world of Jane Austen and celebrating her influence on ours.
Being cousins-by-marriage doesn’t deter William Elliot from pursuing Richard Musgrove in Lyme; nor does it prevent Elinor Dashwood falling in love with Ada Ferrars. Surprises are in store for Emma Woodhouse while visiting Harriet Smith; for William Price mentoring a seaman on board the Thrush; and for Adam Otelian befriending his children’s governess, Miss Hay. Margaret Dashwood seeks an alternative to the happy marriages chosen by her sisters; and Susan Price ponders just such a possibility with Mrs Lynd. One Fitzwilliam Darcy is plagued by constant reports of convictions for ‘unnatural’ crimes; while another must work out how to secure the Pemberley inheritance for her family.
Meanwhile, a modern-day Darcy meets the enigmatic Lint on the edge of Pemberley Cliff; while another struggles to live up to wearing Colin Firth’s breeches on a celebrity dance show. Cooper is confronted by his lost love at a book club meeting in Melbourne while reading Persuasion; and Ashley finds more than he’d bargained for at the Jane Austen museum in Bath.
A Pemberley-sized anthology featuring authors:
- Julie Bozza
- Andrea Demetrius
- Sam Evans
- Lou Faulkner
- Adam Fitzroy
- Narrelle M Harris
- Sandra Lindsey
- Fae Mcloughlin
- Atlin Merrick
- JL Merrow
- Eleanor Musgrove
114000 words/430 pages
Publication 1 November 2016
Also available in paperback from the CreateSpace eStore and your regional Amazon marketplace.
And if you wish to read more:
- Universally Civil, article by anthology editor and contributor Julie Bozza in the online magazine of The Jane Austen Centre in Bath – a particularly supportive and friendly bunch!
- Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary, article by Lindsay King-Miller on the Vice Magazine website, which mentions the anthology.