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The Jane Austen Marriage Manual

Kim Izzo

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Every generation gets the Pride & Prejudice it deserves... A hilarious debut for fans of Jane Austen (and Mr Darcy!) everywhere.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen knew more about marriage than anyone else. (Never mind that she never got married herself...)

It's in the midst of the recession when Kate, a freelance journalist and self-professed Jane Austen addict, finds herself single, unemployed and soon-to-be homeless (not to mention about to turn 40).

In desperation she accepts a writing assignment to prove a theory that in the toughest economic times a wealthy man is the only must-have accessory. So, with just Jane Austen's advice for company, she sets off to see if Mr Rich can ever become Mr Right.

Her mission takes her to Palm Beach, St Moritz and London. Where, in keeping company with the elite, she meets billionaires, oil tycoons, and generally men who make Mr Darcy look like an amateur. But will rubbing shoulders with men of good fortune ever actually lead her to love?

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Praise for The Jane Austen Marriage Manual

  • This delightful and witty book contains a meaningful message. A very satisfying read. - Katie Fforde

  • This wonderfully light romantic comedy reads like a cross between Pride and Prejudice and The Devil Wears Prada - with a healthy hint of Ugly Betty's humour... Fast-paced, cinematic and indulgent, this is the ultimate Martini-fuelled beach read - Red

  • Kim Izzo has written a humorous and engaging modern day love story. "Kate Shaw" is a romantic who will inspire a new generation, whether they're looking for love, or have already found it. - Nia Vardalos, screenwriter and actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • Clever, engaging and entertaining, Kim Izzo's delightful novel is a must-read for Austen die-hards (which means all of us!) and a fun and funny take on modern marriage mores. Life begins at 40, don't forget it - Jane would agree! - Melissa de la Cruz, NYT bestselling author of Witches of East End

  • A self-professed Jane Austen addict tries her hand at gold-digging in Izzo's charming debut novel, full of lavish parties, frothy escapist fantasy, and hilarious misadventures. - Publishers Weekly

  • A highly comic read and a must-have for Austenites everywhere - Image

  • 'Glamorous stuff!' **** - Star

  • A laugh-out-loud read with an enjoyable plot, Kate's kinship to Austen's heroines is sure to resonate with females of all ages - Candis

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Kim Izzo

Kim Izzo is the author of The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, her first novel, My Life in Black and White, and is also co-author of the international bestseller The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum and The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Oprah. Her advice and opinions have appeared in the pages of The New York Times Sunday Style section, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is Deputy Editor/Beauty Director of Zoomer Magazine. Visit her at, become a fan on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @kimizzo.

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