“It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a teen girl on a class trip to England should be having the time of her life.”- Chapter 1.
This 2009 young adult teenager book by Mandy Hubbard (her first novel) was a pithy two hours maximum read, and yet I was still happily swept up in the designer, fluffy, sugar-filled world of American highschool. Be warned with this one, if you aren’t young and socially conscious then this should be read in at least that mindset.
The day is drawing to a close, and I’ve never felt so overwhelmed by the Jane Austen community. Pride and Prejudice has been a part of my life for a long time, and I seek solace in the pages whenever I feel bored, exhausted, miserable or just in need of some form of recognisable beauty. It’s like crying on your best friends shoulder, or asking for advice over coffee. Sometimes the comfort can be hard to see, but it’s in the pages themselves and by the time Darcy and Elizabeth are coming to terms with their issues, you’re coming to terms with your own.
I was woken up this morning with a text message: “Check the Google logo. You’ll probably love it.” He was right! As a celebration for Austen’s birthday, 16th December, Google put up the following image:
Isn’t it just wonderful? Thoroughly debatable as to who the characters are, but I’m going with Lizzy and Darcy (for my own sanity’s sake) justified in my mind with the way they are standing, or something. This is the first time Google has celebrated Jane Austen’s birthday (according to the archives) in this manner. The Doodle team is really talented, I think the picture is just delightful! Continue reading
I’ve been a long-time fan of the online “Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens” series, having read it sporadically for many months. Only just lately I got the pleasure of asking Jonathan Pinnock, the man braving the Pride and Prejudice world, all about this pet project of his. And when we will see it in print.
Filed under Book Review, Q&A
“a novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and their forbidden lovers.”
It has a pretty spicy cover, and even spicier content. But how does it rate when it comes to our beloved Pride and Prejudice?