Gina Fattore, Fanny Burney, and The Spinster Diaries


Terrific article in LitHub today by Gina Fattore, about how Fanny Burney changed literature forever. Burney was a favorite of the greatest critic of the age, Samuel Johnson, and her novel Cecilia was probably where Jane Austen found the phrase "pride and prejudice." Unfortunately, she is mostly forgotten today, the fate of all-too-many brilliant women writers. Fattore has just published a book called The Spinster Diaries, in which the protagonist, a TV writer, turns to Burney's work for inspiration. You can read more about it here, and order it as well. If you are a Fanny Burney fan, you may like our sticker, too. 


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