So you've read Jane, now what?

Many claim that Barbara Pym is the 21st century Jane of her time because of the close scrutiny of her characters. It has been said that J.K. Rowling drew inspiration from Jane in her descriptions of community life in her Harry Potter series. Patrick O'Brien and Naomi Novik take us into the sea-worthy world of a Naval officer during the same time period in which Jane writes. So, which author would you recommend we read next?

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  1. Try Elizabeth Taylor--"Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont" is a bit too much like "Quartet in Autumn" by Barbara Pym, but many of Taylor's earlier works will delight you

  2. Stay on our side of the pond by reading Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. While many of us are familiar with Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery also wrote a few short stories for adults that are a very nice way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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