Published Feb 1, 2010
Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Claire Prescott agrees to stand in for her sister at a Jane Austen seminar in England. She in an unemployed American and dissatisfied with her relationship with her boyfriend Neil. Once in England, she feels intimidated by the scholars and well-educated crowd at Oxford so she pretends to be a doctor. She meets a cast of interesting characters, one of which is Harriet Dalrymple, an older woman suffering from dementia and who has in her possession what she claims to be Jane Austen's original Pride and Prejudice manuscript. Things get more complicated when she meets handsome James, who also happens to be in the publishing business.