From the Daily Mail:
Mr Lassman, 43, submitted opening chapters of three of Austen's classic works - Northanger Abbey, first published in 1798, Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Persuasion (1818).
He typed them out himself, and signed them Alison Laydee after Austen's early pseudonym A Lady.
To offer a few more hints, he called Pride and Prejudice 'First Impressions', the original title for the story, and wrote a return address of the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, where he works as the director of the Jane Austen Festival.
In response, the literary agency Christopher Little, which represents JK Rowling, said it was 'not confident of placing this material with a publisher.