Makeover Madness

If she was prettier, she’d sell more books. At least, that’s the message one gets when Helen Trayler, managing director of Wordsworth Editions says that Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma and others, wasn’t “much of a looker.” She was, in fact, so little of a looker that Trayler and her crew are in the midst of giving ol’ Jane a makeover for a new edition of a memoir by Austen’s nephew.

“I know you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover,” Trayler said. “Sadly people do. If you look more attractive, you just stand out more.”

The BBC covers the details of Austen’s makeover here.


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