Review of Prejudice and Pride: A Translated Cover Version ?>

Review of Prejudice and Pride: A Translated Cover Version

Imagine my surprise when I came across an interview with the author Kate Harrad in The Guardian online. She has also produced a gender swapped version of Pride and Prejudice called Prejudice and Pride: A Translated Cover Version and what’s more, did it before me. In my arrogance, it hadn’t occurred to me that anyone else would have had the bright idea. That’ll teach me. So, naturally I had to buy a cover to see how it compared to mine….

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My favourite Pride and Prejudice fiction ?>

My favourite Pride and Prejudice fiction

Here’s a list of my current favourite Pride and Prejudice fiction in no particular order. Assumptions and Actuality, L Meredith This is a parody and there are only four daughters. All the names of the characters have been changed. Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding. Probably the most famous Pride and Prejudice fiction novel and a perennial favourite of mine. Conceit and Concealment, Abigail Reynolds. This imagines Pride and Prejudice taking place in an England where Napoleon Bonaparte succeeded in conquering…

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A Meryton Medley ?>

A Meryton Medley

A Meryton Medley: Four Pride and Prejudice Novelettes is a book by Cassandra B Leigh. The title is not quite accurate, three are novelettes and one is a short story. I’m presuming that Cassandra B Leigh is a pen name. Cassandra was the name of Jane Austen’s sister and Leigh was an Austen family name. “What if” and paranormal stories are my favourite sub genres of Pride and Prejudice fan fiction. Three of the novellettes are of the “what if” sub genre. Her…

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Georgiana Darcy’s Diary ?>

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary

The full title of this novel is Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles Book 1). Whew! The author is Anna Elliott. As it says on the tin, it is the diary of Georgiana Darcy, the younger sister of Mr. Darcy. It starts a year after the marriage of Darcy and Lizzie.  I liked the novel and thought the author handled the format well, it’s not always easy to make a novel readable in…

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Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens ?>

Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens

Review of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens by Jonathan Pinnock This is a SF sequel spoof (don’t try to say it when you’ve had a couple of drinks). It is set about a year after Elizabeth and Darcy have been married. The plot is that Lydia has gone missing and Wickham is trying to prove to Elizabeth that aliens have abducted her. Wickham works as an undercover agency for a special government department investigating a possible alien invasion. This makes…

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Review of Prada and Prejudice by Katie Oliver ?>

Review of Prada and Prejudice by Katie Oliver

The full title of this book is Prada and Prejudice (Dating Mr Darcy Book 1) so you know that there are more in the series. Prada and Prejudice is a modern adaptation, set in the world of fashion and retail. The heroine, Natalie Dashwood (wonder where the author came up with the surname from?) is a spoiled socialite and heiress to a department store, Dashwood and James. She meets Rhys Gordon (a business trouble shooter, brought in to save the…

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Review of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ by Helen Fielding ?>

Review of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ by Helen Fielding

              This review is both of the book and the film. Although they have the same title, the plots are quite different in places. And some of the sub plot is missed out such as the one about Bridget’s builder. This is a sequel to Bridget Jones Diary, which was based on Pride and Prejudice. However, part of the plot of The Edge of Reason is based on another of Jane Austen’s novels – Persuasion….

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Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding ?>

Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

I thought that I would kick off with this old favourite (by the way,  you can put the apostrephe after or add an apostrephe and s – both are correct). I really like this novel. I know there have been complaints about the way it presents women as obsessed with getting married and I can see that, but I still think that it is a very funny novel. Bridget is an engaging heroine, Daniel Cleaver is a funny and seductive…

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Reviews of Pride and Prejudice Literature ?>

Reviews of Pride and Prejudice Literature

I’ve decided to do a review of a novel/novella belonging to the Pride and Prejudice fiction genre once a month. There are an amazing number of novels about Pride and Prejudice (take a look on Amazon if you don’t believe me). There are sequels, prequels, what might have beens, erotic, you name it, there’s probably a version. I might do them more frequently because there are certainly enough around but I think time contraints will stop me from doing more.