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The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers
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Sep 12, 11

Read from September 10 to 12, 2011

Urg.

Sequels or companions to Pride and Prejudice are very hit and miss. I generally find those which work best are the ones that use the characters, but go off on a tangent of some sort, not trying to replicate the work of Austen.

I have read some good ones - Mr Darcy's Diary, for example - but most are pretty hideous.

I found myself irritated with this one from page one. I tried to push through to my standard 50 page minimum (for books I am at first ambivalent about) before throwing it aside, but I only made it as far as page 17.

What made me realise I wouldn't be finishing it, although I did push forward a little more, was when the author put dialogue that was used in the BBC mini-series onto the
Mouth of one of the characters. Quite frankly, it annoyed me.

Really, don't waste your time.

EDIT: Now reading some of the gr reviews, I see that many of my irritations were felt by others. Seriously, if you value Austen at all, stay away!
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