Antipodes Jane: A Novel of Jane Austen in Australia Hardcover – 1 Jun 1985
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So the Premise seemed quite a nice tidy and fascinating bit of history from the start. A look at how one of the world's most famous novellists survivied and judged Australia at the time of its very early colonialism. It seems material ripe for a witty Jane Austen piece of observation. However Wilson does not have Jane Austen's eye for detail and witty observation. I found the novel difficult to finish, and not as compelling as I hoped. There is certainly merit in it and many will very much enjoy this book. Unfortunately I think I went into it with too many expectations and felt quite let down by it.
Worth dipping in to especially if you enjoy other books where other authors have 'finished' novels of Austen's.