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Emma: a Modern Retelling

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ISBN-10: 0804172412

ISBN-13: 9780804172417

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alexander McCall Smith

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The best-selling and beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us his charming take on Jane Austen with this modern-day retelling of Emma.The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In the meantime, she will do what she does best: offer guidance to those less wise than she is in the ways of the world. Happily, this summer brings many new faces to Highbury and into the sphere of Emma's not always perfectly felicitous council: Harriet Smith, a naïve teacher's assistant…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.90" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the Sunday Philosophy Club series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie and The 44 Scotland Street Series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the…