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Interesting Podcasts

It’s been a while. I’ve been reading Behind Closed Doors by Amanda Vickery and shall write more about that later.

However, I’ve found two (at least) interesting podcasts at Penguin Classics on Air. Definitely worth listening to while you’re doing some mundane task – like the ironing.

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The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet – Colleen McCullough

What can I say? If you think about this and Pride and Prejudice as being completely independent – different characters with the same name etc, then you might just like it. If you can’t do that, then you will hate it (and rightly so – Darcy does not have a hired thug who does his dirty work!).

The best I can say is that it’s not bad as a trashy regency novel – no where near as good as Georgette Heyer, but I can see that a bit of research had been done. Although as Austen did say

while Mary obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philip’s clerks, and was content to be considered a star in the society of Meriton

Taken from  A Memoir of Jane Austen

I’m not sure why McCullough felt the need to alter the story.

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