January 2013

Basildon Park, the inspiration behind Ashenden

Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 23.30.24Basildon Park, in Berkshire, was the inspiration behind Ashenden. I visited it in May, 2008 and didn’t return until this year after my novel was published. The photograph below, which shows the rear of the house, features on the Ashenden Tumblr blog

For Austen fans, the house had a starring role as Netherfield Hall in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. 

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Ashenden – the American edition

ashenden 3[4]The American edition of Ashenden comes out in a little under a week’s time, on the 8th January. It’s published by Simon & Schuster.

Here’s a link to a Tumblr blog S&S have created for the book:

Here’s the Amazon link, with all the latest reviews.

And here’s the gorgeous American jacket.

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