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“In a delightful coincidence, Jo Baker’s Longbourn floated across my horizon three days after I’d re-read Pride and Prejudice for the half dozenth time. Baker’s novel is a glorious piece of prose imagination that deposits the reader squarely, and often uncomfortably, in the world of non-monied rural society in early 19th century Britain. Austen will never be the same for this decades-long fan.”

Maureen Ogle, author of In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America

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