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BOOK REVIEW: The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel

“The day of the ball allowed no tranquility, no peace of mind. What I had hoped would be a time of sweet anticipation turned rapidly into a nightmare,” – Page 102, Chapter 11

I was honestly blown away by how much I liked this book. The first Austen-inspired book to come from Pamela Mingle (who wrote Kissing Shakespeare), and potentially one of my favourite Mary Bennet remakes out, The Pursuit of Mary Bennet is how I like my Austen fiction written. It may even surpass most other Mary Bennet versions just due to how inkeeping it is with what is expected from Mary, and the multiple pursuits happening within the book – emotional/love pursuits, actual chasing pursuits of scandalous characters and a deeper more personal pursuit for a place and meaning in life.

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Q&A with Bonnie Mae

Questions and answers with Bonnie Mae- screenwriter, producer and director.



(From left to right: Caleb Grusing- Darcy, James O’Hagan-Murphy- Mr Hurst and Krista Reckner- Mrs Hurst)

 

Having written the script for Pride and Prejudice (2010): A Modern Day Tale Of First Impressions (Papercut Productions LLC), Bonnie is not only well-versed in Austen, but is also keenly interested in how Austen fits into our current lives.  Continue reading

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