Jane Austen’s Fight Club – All Austen needed was a bit more biffo!

by |July 27, 2010

Jane Austen has suffered unnumbered assaults, this last, however leaves her well equipped to repulse any further attempts to sully her good name.

What does Chuck Palahniuk’s modern boy’s own story – Fight Club have in common with the novels of Jane Austen?

Well, nothing… until now.

A group of girls in the US decided to bring the two together. Jane Austen finally gets her man, and kicks him right in the groin…

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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