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A novelisation of ITV’s Sanditon, an unfinished Jane Austen story airing on ITV this Autumn in the Sunday Night primetime slot

Written only months before Austen’s death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself… and ultimately find love.

Completed by awardwinning novelist Anne-Marie Crowhurst, Sanditon will delight both fans of Jane Austen and the forthcoming television show