The Jane Austen Remedy

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book can change a life

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Pub Date 22 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 06 Oct 2022

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An empowering memoir of a life reclaimed through reading

Ruth Wilson first encountered Pride and Prejudice in the 1940s. She has returned many time to Jane Austen’s novels and heroines during a long life in which reading has been both a love and a priority. After her sixtieth birthday she took the radical decision to retreat from her conventional married life and live alone while confronting perplexing feelings of loss, loneliness, regret and unhappiness. In a small rural cottage, painted the colour of yellow sunshine, Ruth embarked on a re-reading of Jane Austen’s six major novels. As she read between the lines of both the novels and her own life she felt herself reclaiming her voice and her sense of self.

An uplifting memoir of love, self-acceptance and the curative power of reading, The Jane Austen Remedy raises big questions about truth and memory, personal loyalty and betrayal, prudence and risk, reason and passion. It is an inspirational account of recovery and self-discovery. Ruth travels through nine decades of living, loving and learning, unravelling memories of relationships and lived experiences, looking for small truths that help explain the arc of a life that has been both ordinary and extraordinary.

An empowering memoir of a life reclaimed through reading

Ruth Wilson first encountered Pride and Prejudice in the 1940s. She has returned many time to Jane Austen’s novels and heroines during a long...


Advance Praise

‘Full of insight and wisdom, moving and inspiring, this is a book you want to start reading again, as soon as you have finished’

SUSANNAH FULLERTON

‘While Ruth Wilson would never make such a claim for herself, she emerges from this discreet, wry memoir as quietly defiant as any heroine from the Jane Austen novels she so admires’

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


‘Full of insight and wisdom, moving and inspiring, this is a book you want to start reading again, as soon as you have finished’

SUSANNAH FULLERTON

‘While Ruth Wilson would never make such a claim...


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