18 July 2012
The Scottish crime supremo is to write a contemporary reworking of Austen's Northanger Abbey ...
The Scottish crime supremo is to write a contemporary reworking of Austen's Northanger Abbey
It is part of HarperFiction's series of six contemporary reworkings of Jane Austen's novels. Joanna Trollope's Sense & Sensibility will be published next year, and Curtis Sittenfeld is reworking Pride & Prejudice.
HarperFiction editors are reported to be excited about McDermid upping the fear factor in her reworking of Austen's gothic spoof.
What next, we wonder, will we be offered as literary reinventions? Will Self rewriting Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree? A chicklit version of 1984? Let us know the pairing you'd like to see in the Comments box below.