THE PERFECT VISIT: A NOVEL
The Perfect Visit tells the story of two bibliophiles who go back in time to rescue lost books and manuscripts. Vanessa Horwood decides on Regency England; Ned Marston goes to Shakespeare's.
But Vanessa wants to rewrite history. And Ned wants to meet the Bard himself.
The novel takes its title from Jane Austen's Emma: "it was a delightful visit - perfect, in being much too short." Vanessa and Ned both plan such perfect visits. And both reach their destinations. Then things go wrong and their sojourns become longer and more dangerous than either had ever imagined.
Vanessa falls foul of the law, transported from Jane Austen's genteel world to the dark underbelly of a Regency prison. 1607 London shows an equally black side to Ned when he antagonises one of Shakespeare's rivals, escaping with his life only to find that an accident of time takes him only halfway home.
Advance praise for The Perfect Visit:
"Stuart Bennett's remarkable visit to Regency England is compulsive reading, a treasure house of observation, perceptiveness and detail. Admirers of Jane Austen's novels will feel that they have truly come home." - Stephen Orgel, General Editor, The Pelican Shakespeare.
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