Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland: A Tale of Two Sisters

By Jessica Monk
We cannot but be most thankful that such a shocking thing was averted, and that the only person she has ever loved & who is in every way worthy of her should have got her at last
It was just a few years too late for Jane Austen to have her say on family gossip. But if she had lived past her 42nd birthday, she would have seen that life for her three youngest nieces was starting to behave uncannily like one of her novels. There were suitors aplenty, plot twists, and broken proposals. The mother of Cassandra Knight's Mr. Darcy even vetoed her son’s choice of wife in a put-do...

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