Don Jacobson
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Don Jacobson

Don Jacobson has written professionally since his post-collegiate days as a wire service reporter in Chicago. His output has ranged from news and features to advertising, television and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. Earlier in his career, he published five books, all non-fiction.

He holds an advanced degree in History with specialties in Modern European History and the History of American Foreign Relations. As a college instructor, Don teaches United States History, World History, the History of Western Civilization and Research Writing.

Don turned his passion for reading The Canon into writing JAFF. He has published six works in the genre since late 2015. As a member of The Austen Authors Collective, Don joins (and he is modestly bowing his head to admit that he is the knave in this deck of Queens and Kings) other Janites who seek to extend the Mistress' stories beyond the endings she so carefully crafted.

Works by Don Jacobson

The Bennet Wardrobe Stories

Miss Bennet's First Christmas
The Bennet Wardrobe: Origins
The Keeper: Mary Bennet's Extraordinary Journey
Henry Fitzwilliam's War
The Exile (Pt. 1): Kitty Bennet and the Belle Époque
Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess

Other Pride and Prejudice Variations

Lessers and Betters Stories
Of Fortune's Reversal
The Maid and The Footman

He is a member of the Jane Austen Society of Puget Sound (JASNA) and lives just east of Seattle with his wife, Pam, and their rather assertive four and twenty pound cat, Bear. Don is an avid cyclist, riding dozens of miles every week in preparation for one-day Centuries (100 Miles) as well as multi-day charity rides like the AIDs Ride (500 miles) and the Make-A-Wish Michigan ride (300 miles). Don also enjoys entertaining friends and family with multi-course dinners with wine pairings throughout.

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    • Henry Fitzwilliam's War (Bennet Wardrobe Series Book 2)

    • By: Don Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Henry travels over 30 years into the future to land in the middle of the most awful conflict in human history - World War I. His brief time at the Front teaches him that there is no longer any room on the battlefield for heroic combat. Rather he discovers the horrors of “modern” warfare....

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    • By Sophia Rose on 08-05-18

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    • The Keeper: Mary Bennet's Extraordinary Journey

    • The Bennet Wardrobe, Book 1
    • By: Don Jacobson, a Lady
    • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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    Mary Bennet has spent her entire life fighting to be herself. If only she knew just what that was. For years she buried her nose in the musty musing of Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women, trying to be exceptional. She hid her light brown eyes - and herself - behind useless spectacles....

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    • Extraordinary, indeed!

    • By Sophia on 08-30-18

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    • Lessers and Betters: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rich
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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    Now for the first time under the same cover, discover the paired novellas that explore the remarkable events of November 5, 1815, when the Cecil Governess, Kitty Bennet, was grievously injured as she defended her charge....

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    • A Fabulous Upstairs/Dowstairs Story Pair

    • By Sophia Rose on 08-05-18

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    • Of Fortune's Reversal

    • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rich
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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    A brisk early November Hyde Park morning is shattered by a child’s scream. How two adults react in those next few desperate moments sets the plot in motion in this Pride and Prejudice alternative focusing on 21-year-old Kitty Bennet....

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    • By Peggy A. on 12-27-18

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    • The Exile: The Countess Visits Longbourn (Bennet Wardrobe Series Book 5)

    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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    The Exile: The Countess Visits Longbourn is the second part and conclusion of the Bennet Wardrobe volume, chronicling the life of Kitty Bennet in the Wardrobe’s universe. This novel takes listeners on a journey that stretches from the early 19th into the mid 20th centuries....

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    • Life Comes Full Circle for a Vivacious Lady!

    • By Sophia Rose on 11-30-18

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    • Lizzy Bennet Meets the Countess (Bennet Wardrobe Series Book 4)

    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    The universe was shaken once again on Midsummer’s Day in 1801. The Bennet Wardrobe’s door to the future was opened in the book room at Longbourn. This time, the most impertinent Bennet of them all, Elizabeth, tumbled through the gateway....

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    • Interesting concept supported by great narration!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-18

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    • The Exile: Kitty Bennet and the Belle Epoque (Benet Wardrobe Series Book 3)

    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Amanda Berry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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    Longbourn, December 1811. The day after Jane and Lizzy marry dawns especially cold for young Kitty Bennet. Called to Papa’s bookroom, she is faced with a resolute Mr. Bennet who intends to punish her complicity in her sister’s elopement. She will be sent to a seminary in Cornwall....

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    • The Maid and the Footman: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

    • By: Don Jacobson, A Lady
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rich
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    The Maid and the Footman explores the increasing affection between a young lady’s maid and a retired Army sergeant, which was as great as any love written about by the immortals. In the Jane Austen universe, the novels are written from the point-of-view of the landed gentry....

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