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Jo Baker

Jo Baker was born in Lancashire, England, and educated at Oxford University and Queen’s University Belfast. She is the author of the novels The Under­tow, Offcomer, The Mermaid’s Child, and The Telling. She lives in Lancaster.


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Longbourn
Written by Jo Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2014
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-345-80697-0 (0-345-80697-2)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Title, a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, a Miami Herald Favorite Book, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her...

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Longbourn
Written by Jo Baker
Knopf | Hardcover | October 2013
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-35123-2 (0-385-35123-2)

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •
 
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them.
 
In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah...

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Longbourn
Written by Jo Baker
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2114-9 (0-8041-2114-1)

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •
 
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them.
 
In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah...

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The Mermaid's Child
Written by Jo Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 17, 2015
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7263-9 (0-8041-7263-3)

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Offcomer
Written by Jo Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2, 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7261-5 (0-8041-7261-7)

An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn. Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She’s trapped in a disastrous relationship... Read more






The Undertow
Written by Jo Baker
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94694-2 (0-307-94694-0)

The American debut of an enthralling new voice in fiction — a vivid, indelibly told novel that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a century of turmoil.

The Undertow traces the lives of the Hastings family, from the eve of the First World War to the present day: ...

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