Jarrold Choice | Northanger Abbey by Val McDermind
The 2nd book of The Austen Project, in which modern authors reimagine classic works by Jane Austen. Following on from Joanna Trollope's reworking of Sense & Sensibility, this sees bestselling crime author Val McDermid take on the gothic intrigue of Northanger Abbey.
Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat’ Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat’s wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to the Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.