First Line Friday – Letter to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen

Letter One
The City of Invention
Cairns, Australia, October
My dear Alice, 
It was good to get your letter. I am a long way from home here; almost in exile. And you ask me for advice, which is warming, and makes me believe I must know something; or at any rate more than you. 

Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen

Summary of Letters to Alice on Frist Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon from Goodreads:

Inspired by a series of instructive letters written by Austen to a novel-writing niece, Letters to Alice is an epistolary novel in which an important modern writer responds to her niece’s complaint that Jane Austen is boring and irrelevant. By turns passionate and ironic, “Aunt Fay” makes Alice think–not only about books and literature, but also life and culture.

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