“Richly textured and carefully researched, By a Lady is a bright and bawdy romp that combines nitty-gritty life in 1801 Britain with the wit of the real Jane Austen. Amanda Elyot brings the past alive in this fresh and wickedly clever tale.” —Mary Jo Putney, author of Stolen Magic
“For all of us who have always wanted to wake up one day in a world of balls and beaux . . . but wondered how well we would blend in. Teeming with period detail, By a Lady provides a sly peek into Austen’s England through the eyes of a thoroughly modern heroine.” —Lauren Willig, author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Masque of the Black Tulip
From the Trade Paperback edition.