Some time ago, I ordered two books by Emma Tennant. The first one came pretty much straight away, the second only arrived yesterday, as it had to come all the way from across the pond. And now what? IT’S THE SAME BLOODY BOOK! It just has two different titles! Okay, so a couple of books at £0.01 (+ £2.75 p&p) each isn’t a lot, but it still annoys me. I was looking forward to reading two different books, and instead, I have one book with two different titles and two different covers. Only wanted the one. 🙁
For reference, these are the culprits: The French Dancer’s Bastard and Thornfield Hall. The latter has even been published under a third title, Adèle. FFS, pick a title and stick with it!
What it’s about? It’s Jane Eyre from Adèle’s point of view. Supposedly. I’m not that far into the book and the introduction had me questioning it and so far, I’m not terribly impressed. She’s very eloquent for a young child, Tennant gets basic facts wrong, and things along those lines. I much preferred Pemberley. Maybe that’s why a lot of people were selling them cheap on Amazon’s Marketplace?
Next time, must remember to research things better. On the plus side, one of them can always be used as a giveaway here! But that’ll have to wait until I’ve finished it, so stay tuned if you’re interested.