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Caroline’s Letter to Lucy

Caroline Bingley, it seems, is often hard done by in Pride and Prejudice.  What’s really going on in her mind when she shuns the Bennet girls?  Why is she so jealous of Elizabeth?  Is there anything nice actually going through her head?  I decided to write a bit of fan fiction to the effect, as Caroline Bingley writing to an imaginary cousin called Lucy.  Continue reading

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How to fake being an Accomplished Woman via the iPhone

Bingley: They all paint tables, cover screens, and net purses.

Caroline: A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved.

A constant source of vexation to me is this thought that often comes to mind: What if, somehow, Mr. Darcy came to Sydney in the 21st Century… and I wasn’t “accomplished” enough for him?  Shocking, indeed.  What if I lose all possibility of blissful happiness, wealth et cetera… because I really couldn’t be bothered to spend a whole decade brushing up on my embroidering skills (or skillz, if we want to get all postmodern)? And so, Continue reading


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