(Left: Mary Robinette Kowal. Right: Jane Austen, photo by TV West Country/Katie Rowlett)
Mary Robinette Kowal writes regency novels like Shades of Milk and Honey that blend magic with the milieu of Jane Austen.
But when the Jane Austen Centre released its best guess as to the real-life appearance of Jane Austen, the whole magic-plus-regency thing took on a new dimension indeed.
Jane Austen Looks Exactly Like Modern Day Regency Author Mary Robinette Kowal [Tor.com]
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