Oh, my, Ms. Place has access to two free copies of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen to give to two very lucky readers. (Thank you Avon publishers!) In this novel, written as a memoir, Jane Austen meets Frederick Ashford, the love of her life. As described by Syrie James, Mr. Ashford is a worthy suitor indeed. He is a gentleman with the intellectual heft and monetary means to keep Jane in as many stimulating conversations, quill pens, and bonnets as she desires.
Here is how you can win one of two copies of the book:
A Suitor for Jane
Pretend you are one of Jane Austen's parents. Describe in two or three sentences the kind of gentleman that would be worthy to win Jane's hand in marriage. What sort of man would you accept as a suitable husband for our favorite author?
Then place your description in my comment section. If you feel uncomfortable writing a description, simply list the suitor's attributes. Oh, and you may place an icon of this paragon of husbandhood alongside your description.
The contest is open until January 1. I will then choose the five best answers. Starting January 2, the readers of this blog will have one week to vote for the best suitor!
Let the contest begin!!
Update: The comment section is closed. A poll will go up tomorrow afternoon for voting.