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Bronte’s Mistress & Jane Austen Society


What a success!  Watch the replay of this discussion:

Bronte-Austen Replay

Buy these two popular historical fiction novels below.



The Brontes vs. Jane Austen: A conversation with Finola Austin & Natalie Jenner


Two Books, Two Authors:

Bronte's Mistress by Finola Austin

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner


One Discussion:

Ever wonder how classic writers influence modern writers? How they weave a new story while maintaining a revere for the prose? Join us on August 13th via Zoom for a 90-minute discussion between these two contemporary authors.


While not necessary to attend the event, we always encourage support for the authors and we invite you to purchase their respective novels on our website below.





Debut novelists Finola Austin (Bronte's Mistress) and Natalie Jenner (The Jane Austen Society) focused on some of the most celebrated and loved women novelists of the nineteenth century.


Finola and Natalie discussed:

•Branwell Bronte's scandalous affair with an older woman, which inspired Finola's novel Bronte's Mistress


•What inspired Natalie to fictionalize the story of the Jane Austen Society's origins in her novel, The Jane Austen Society


•Their favorite (and least favorite) Austen and Bronte novels


•What drew them to the Brontes and Austen, and whether they'd ever consider going over to the other side..


•Why Austen and the Brontes, and other women writers, are often pitted against each other and what we can do to change this

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
549 Wellington Square
Exton, PA 19341
The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250248732
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

Bronte's Mistress: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982137236
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - August 4th, 2020