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By Amy Smith

ISBN-10: 1402265859

ISBN-13: 9781402265853

"An illuminating insight...fascinating."—Amanda Grange, bestselling writer of Mr. Darcy's Diary

"A trip via either a actual panorama and the geography of the human middle and mind...delightfully pleasing and sometimes deeply relocating, this publication reminds us that Austen's world—and her characters—are a great deal alive."—Michael Thomas Ford, writer of Jane Bites Back


With a suitcase choked with Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith trigger on a yearlong Latin American experience: a touring booklet membership with Jane. In six distinctive, unforgettable nations, she collected book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and lecturers, poets and politicians— to learn Emma, feel and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

no matter if sharing chicken beer with Guatemalans, becoming a member of the gang at a Mexican boxing fit, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean teenagers, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy got here to benefit what Austen knew all alongside: that we're no longer regularly talking an analogous language— even if we're conversing a similar language.

yet with actual Austen intuition, she may realize while, unexpectedly, she'd came upon her personal Señor Darcy.

All Roads bring about Austen celebrates the easiest of what we like approximately books and revels within the excitement of sharing a superb book— with solid friends.

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This form of travel was the most enjoyable: it was comfortable, it had the best views—the sunrise over the snowcovered peaks of the Cordillera Real took on an added beauty when reflected in the waters of the lake—and the steamer itself was a wonderful 24 m o u n ta i n s old ship, the glamour it must have had in the 1930s still evident in its old brass fittings and worn velvet curtains. But these alternatives were slow, so I usually took the main road on the southwest side of the lake, and this is the road that passed by Ccapia.

He achieved a double balance with this response, since he knew that I never accepted the invitations of the IMARPE biologists and technicians to join in one of their games. Aside from Amanda, the one woman biologist, they were all at least competent at the sport, having played it since their boyhoods, and some of them were quite good. By contrast, I was a very poor player and did not want them to see how awkward I was on the field. This unwillingness of mine to play soccer balanced with their reluctance to climb a mountain; we were even.

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