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Jane Austen's classics reworked

21 October 2013 Last updated at 07:50 BST

Six best-selling authors have been asked to re-write Jane Austen's classic novels for a modern-day audience.

Crime writer Val McDermid will write a 21st Century version of Northanger Abbey and Joanna Trollope a version of Sense and Sensibility.

Tim Muffett reports.