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Category Archive for 'Pride and Prejudice'

I felt a bit of trepidation about reading this one – I have been burned before (sometimes I even wonder if we are reading the same novels to start with!), however, this one is a pleasant surprise. Here is the blurb … A thrilling literary mystery co-starring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling […]

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I have been watching Pride and Prejudice while knitting. This might be my favourite P&P adaptation.

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This is the fourth novel of the Austen Project following Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope, Northanger Abbey by Val Mc Dermid and Emma by Alexander McCall Smith. I had high hopes for this one – how could I not? Curtis Sittenfeld was the selected author. Here is the blurb … From the “wickedly entertaining” (USA Today) Curtis Sittenfeld, […]

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So a brief respite from Mansfield Park I have been watching Death Comes to Pemberley. First, I read the book and wasn’t that impressed. However, this adaptation is beautiful to watch and if I forget about it having anything to do with Pride and Prejudice it is quite enjoyable. If you get the chance to watch it, I think it […]

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I thought I should read this book as it has been much discussed – and I do like Pride and Prejudice. This novel is written from the servants point of view. Here is the blurb … Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •   If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, […]

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I have been watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries – some what obsessively I might add. The writers have done a great job of updating Pride and Prejudice for a modern audience. Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs&list=PL6690D980D8A65D08 to the entire play list. Or here it is … There is also a new version of Emma called Emma Approved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeeXkf8LZ_8&list=PL3r4WokiuOPnVaqWz7_aHU13mHK9fRBk5 […]

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I’ve been watching the 1980 version of Pride and Prejudice. The screen play was written by Fay Weldon and it stars Elizabeth Garvie as Elizabeth and David Rintoul as Mr Darcy. I thought it would be a bit dated like this version of Emma… however, it’s fine. The costumes and setting aren’t as beautiful as modern […]

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I found this novel at the airport – heading home from a girls weekend away – and had to buy it despite my plan of only buying digital books from now on. Here is the blurb …  ‘No two views of a ball will be exactly alike. So many separate little worlds make up the […]

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I like Jane Austen and I like P D James, so, obviously, I had to read this. Here is the blurb …  The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley […]

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Years ago I read a novel by Fenton called Lions and Liquorice and loved it. So I snapped this one up when I saw it in the Borders closing down sale. Be warned: it’s the same novel renamed for the US market. Not to worry, I didn’t own a copy and I enjoyed reading this again. Here’s the […]

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