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Sleeping with Jane Austen

(2000)
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'In this funny-serious book David Aitken pokes his finger in the stomach of the traditional crime novel, gently questioning our readiness to be mesmerised by crime and the causes of it.' (Alex O'Connell, The Times, London)
'The premise of this book -- the confessions of a caged psychopath whose proclivity for women's ears has led to his imprisonment in a grim Dundee psychiatric institution -- does not automatically strike the casual browser as the most usual platform for a work of hilarious literary prose. David Aitken, however, has succeeded in forging a genuine work of literature which will appeal to all who have an interest in crime fiction.' (Amazon Online Review)
'Sleeping with Jane Austen is an ambitious first novel, brilliantly realised.' (Steven Bell, Scotland Online)
'Crime takes a journey into the mind of Daniel Adamson, currently penning his life story at Her Majesty's pleasure. An intellectual snob, he has more chance of sleeping with Jane Austen than of release.' (The Mirror, London)
'David Aitken's novel is an astonishingly vivid portrait of a catastrophically disturbed man, written with such skill and precision that it draws the reader unwillingly into the reality of its protagonist.' (Jenny Wild, Waterstone's, Glasgow)
'As the memorable title suggests, a sharp sense of humour is at work. The narration is verbally agile, and the jokes are there to ease the tension...' (Carol Anderson, The Herald)
'A waggish narrative describing a fatal fascination...a great title.' (The Literary Review, Edinburgh)
'When Daniel Adamson meets his young wet-behind-the-ears psychiatrist in prison, she subjects him to an inkblot test. He sees only ears.' (Ellen Pontikis, The Cyprus Weekly)

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Sleeping with Jane Austen: A Riveting Tale of Obsession and Murder
Author(s): David Aitken
ISBN: 1-56858-192-0 / 978-1-56858-192-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
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August 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Sleeping with Jane Austen (Pocket Essentials)
Author(s): David Aitken
ISBN: 1-901982-92-0 / 978-1-901982-92-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Sleeping with Jane Austen: A Riveting Tale of Obsession and Murder
Author(s): David Aitken
ISBN: 1-56858-213-7 / 978-1-56858-213-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: SLEEPING WITH JANE AUSTEN
Author(s): David Aitken
ISBN: 1-84243-015-7 / 978-1-84243-015-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sleeping with Jane Austen
Author(s): David Aitken
Publisher: David Aitken
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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