Those of us who love Jane Austen’s works have long been disappointed about the lack of detail we have about her life. Her sister Cassandra destroyed many of her letters and her other siblings may have been selective about the details from her life, wanting to present her in the best possible light. Cassandra and Jane is Jill Pitkeathley’s attempt to fill in the gaps for us. She tells the story of Jane’s life from Cassandra’s perspective, creating the story of what might have been, including the sisters’ close relationship, the conflicts between Jane and her mother and a romance. A truly delightful read.