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Mrs Bates of Highbury by Allie Cresswell
Genre: Regency, romance, historical, Jane Austen spin-off
Tour Dates: 21st - 27th September 2018
Publication Date: 12th September 2018
Formats available: Mobi or PDF
First in a three book series
Estimated Page Count - 125
Types of post available: Review or limited Guest Posts, Q&As and Extracts
Meet a very different Mrs Bates from the elderly, entirely silent figure familiar to fans of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. Thirty years before Miss Woodhouse was born finds her comparatively young, beautiful, widowed - but ready to love again. She is the lynch-pin of Highbury society until the appalling Mrs Winwood arrives, very determined to hold sway over that ordered little town.
Miss Bates is as talkative aged twenty nine as she is in her later iteration, with a ghoulish fancy, seeing disaster in every cloud. When young Mr Woodhouse arrives looking for a plot for his new house, the two strike up a relationship characterised by their shared hypochondria, personal chariness and horror of draughts.
Jane, the other Miss Bates, is just seventeen and eager to leave the parochialism of Highbury behind her until handsome Lieutenant Weston comes home on furlough from the militia and sweeps her - quite literally - off her feet.
(Temporary blurb, subject to change)
About Allie Cresswell
Allie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.
She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.
She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages.
Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.
She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters and two grandsons, is married to Tim and lives in Cumbria, NW England.
Follow Allie Cresswell
Website - www.allie-cresswell.com
Blog Tour Schedule
Maximum 3 stops per day. Confirmed blogs will appear here.
Books, Life and Everything - Review
Heartshaped Bluestocking - Review
Short Book and Scribes - Guest Post