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Amanda Grange was born in Yorkshire and spent her teenage years reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer whilst also finding time to study music at Nottingham University. She has had over twenty novels published, including six Jane Austen retellings which look at events from the heroes' points of view. She has also had a range of short stories and novellas published in collections such as The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance and Loves Me, Loves Me Not. Her work has featured in international publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Woman, Cheshire Life, The Historical Novels Review, The Independent, Washington Post and Good Housekeeping. Her work is also regularly featured on a number of influential blogs including Austen Blog and Austenprose and has been translated into many other languages.

Woman said of Mr Darcy's Diary: "Lots of fun, this is the tale behind the alpha male," whilst The Washington Post called Mr Knightley's Diary "affectionate". The Historical Novels Review made Captain Wentworth's Diary an Editors' Choice, remarking, "Amanda Grange has hit upon a winning formula." Austenblog declared that Colonel Brandon's Diary was "the best book yet in her series of heroes' diaries." Her paranormal sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy, Vampyre, was nominated for the Jane Austen Awards.

Her books are on sale in the Jane Austen Centre, Bath, and the Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton, as well as regular book outlets. Amanda Grange now lives in Cheshire.


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