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Dear Mr Darcy review and Q&A with Amanda Grange

Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

I was contacted by Amanda Grange’s publicist with a review copy of Dear Mr Darcy early in late May. Leaping at the chance to have an early read of this book, and to provide readers of The Bennet Sisters with a Q&A from the writer herself, I downloaded my Kindle version and got to reading. Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen Made Me Do It

‘Original Stories Inspired by Literature’s Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart’ – Front Cover

This compilation, edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (of Jane Austen blog, AustenProse, fame), was a complete surprise to me. I was unsure of what I was expecting, but picked the paperback up regardless for (AU)$21.95 from Dymocks in Castle Towers, Castle Hill ISBN: 978-0345524966. As someone who generally does not read short stories, I found some beautiful gems within this 464-page anthology – and many of them had a Pride and Prejudice slant.

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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

This “What if?” sequel is a great addition to your bookshelf… just don’t take it too seriously.  It is written neither with the flair, ability or wit of Austen, and the storyline itself is not only implausible, illogical for the era in which it was written and at odds with what is already known about the characters, but it pulls at straws often to keep the story going.  However, with that being said, it’s a really new and interesting take on the P&P storyline and if you can read it without critiquing you may even enjoy it as a pithy beach read.

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