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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
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Feb 10, 12

Read from February 03 to 09, 2012

I am a huge fan of Jane Austen, but this was my first foray into the world of Pride and Prejudice sequels. I found P.D. James's writing style delightful - Austen-esque in a way, but with a modern flair. I also enjoyed her spot-on imaginings of what Elizabeth, Darcy, Jane, and Bingley - and, yes, Wickham, Lydia, Charlotte, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine - were up to in the years since we left them at the double wedding. (I was tickled too by James's brief references to the Elliots of Persuasion and the Knightleys of Emma, even though I think her timeline might have been off where the events of Persuasion are concerned.) All in all, a fun, fast-paced read.

I've heard watching Downton Abbey compared to drinking champagne while eating handfuls of caramel corn; I'd call this a book version of that same phenomenon.

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