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Kathleen Anderson & Susan Jones: Jane Austen Guide To Thrift

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English professors, members of the Jane Austen Society of  North America, and co-authors of Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift: An Independent Woman's Advice on Living Within One's Means,  Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones describe how the famous heroines in Jane Austen's six novels not only lived within their means and thrived, but have timely advice for women of today. The authors share the stories of memorable Jane Austen women characters and how they solved the problems of shortages of cash, keeping up appearances, and saving some money for the future. Whether it was dressing well, entertaining with style, or being a savvy traveler, the women in the Jane Austen novels carried these challenges off with aplomb and with elegance. Kathleen and Susan demonstrate that large amounts of money are not needed to  live well, and that a good life can be achieved on modest means and careful money management. After all, as Kathleen and Susan point out, having it all and being happy didn't mean only wealth to Jane Austen.