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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“Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined” ?>

“Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined”

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is by Stephanie Meyer, just in case you were wondering. I thought it might be a parody when I picked the book up or even a version of Midnight Sun, the Twilight from Edward Cullen’s point of view that famously she started writing but stopped because the first few chapters got leaked, but no. It does what it says on the tin, it is Twilight reimagined.  She has taken the story and changed the gender of…

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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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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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Pride and Prejudice: The Other Way Round ?>

Pride and Prejudice: The Other Way Round

I’ve realised that I said in an earlier blog that I would be making this book free.  At the time, I meant permanently free but I changed my mind for two reasons. One was the amount of work that I put into adapting the book (it took a lot longer than I thought it would) and two, was that I couldn’t put it free on Amazon straightaway. And I found to my surprise that people were buying the ebook, not…

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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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