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The tale of Catherine Morland, a sheltered young woman and daughter of a country clergyman, living in Dorset and obsessed with gothic fiction, notably Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, is not merely a high-spirited spoof, but the work of a great writer flexing her creative muscles.
Amid the fun, Northanger Abbey offers a subtle and well-observed portrait of a society dedicated to the all-important business of snagging the right husband and marrying well. Not coincidentally, when it was first drafted in , Austen herself was wrestling with the eternal dilemma of love v security. As well as being a deft comedy of manners, Northanger Abbey also fools entertainingly with the slippery relationship of fact and fiction in the impressionable minds of young women such as Eleanor Tilney, Bella Thorpe and Miss Morland herself.
And that's before you acknowledge that this is the work of a writer with a precociously mature and witty style. So where does all that leave Val McDermid?
As a justly acclaimed, and seasoned, crime novelist and bestselling author of the Tony Hill series , McDermid is an intriguing choice by the Austen Project. Disappointingly, briefed for Mission Impossible, her response is to play the Girl Guide.
She chirrups to the reader that her challenge was "to make this reworking come alive, with a sprinkling of wit, and a dash of dramatic suspense". Her reworking is both more and less than it needs to be, and shows every sign of a professional writer putting her foot to the floor in first gear. Yes, McDermid ingeniously and topically transports Northanger Abbey to the Scottish Borders, and transposes the pump room in Bath to the book festival in Edinburgh.
Alas, her Catherine — inevitably "Cat" — Morland, obsessed with vampire fiction, texting and tweeting her way through an otherwise balsawood replica of Austen's plot, is not a teenage girl her contemporaries of would understand, still less hang out with. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.
About the Author William Boyd is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless - winner of the Costa Novel of the Year - and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features.
In , he was awarded the CBE. He now divides his time between the south-west of France and Chelsea, where he lives a stone's throw from James Bond's London address.
The action clips along. There are welcome literary flourishes and a dense plot. General Format: English Number Of Pages: Random House Edition Number: Help Centre.
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