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If you liked Jane Austen’s Emma, you’ll love A Visit to Highbury by Joan Austen-Leigh. She continues in the family tradition (being Jane Austen’s great-great-grandniece!) by writing this excellent companion novel to the story of Emma without actually changing anything. If you’re like me and want the author to stay true to the original story, this one is for you. Austen-Leigh simply adds another layer to the story (rather than a sequel; afterthought sequels can mess things up in a story), and makes it seem more real to the reader. It’s a good idea to read this right after reading Emma, so the story all comes together. 🙂 Enjoy!