Based on real events, I WAS JANE AUSTEN'S BEST FRIEND is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen's teenage friend and confidante. Their evenings are a blur of beautiful dresses, balls, gossip and romance; their days are spent writing about them - Jenny in her diary, Jane in her first attempts at fiction. When Jenny falls utterly in love with a handsome naval officer, obstacles stand in their way. Who better to help her than Jane herself, who already considers herself an expert in love and relationships?
Cora Harrison worked as a headteacher before she decided to write her first novel, and she has since published twenty-six children's historical novels and many books for adults. Cora lives on a farm near the Burren in the west of Ireland.