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Mark Brownlow

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Mark is a British-born writer of Austenesque novels now living in Vienna after falling in love with his (Austrian) Elizabeth Bennet. Though his wife would probably describe him as more Edward Ferrars than Mr Darcy.

When not writing, he can be found reimagining classic books as emails over at LostOpinions.com, which is also home to his fiction, blog and newsletter. Drop in for some tea and cake.

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Mark Brownlow Ah, a figment of my imagination. A rare digestif with a questionable name and dubious provenance, purchased by Sir William Lucas from "under the…moreAh, a figment of my imagination. A rare digestif with a questionable name and dubious provenance, purchased by Sir William Lucas from "under the counter" at one of his favourite London stores.

On a more serious note, I kept places, street names etc. as historically accurate as possible based on old maps and literature. Most shop names in the novel are imagined, though their locations are time-appropriate. Book titles are a mix of real and invented.(less)
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Thought you might enjoy the rough map of Hunsford I used when writing The Darcy Ring and The Lovesick Maid. (Not to scale!)

You can see the parsonage bottom right, cunningly placed to allow our upstanding rector, Mr Collins, to monitor the Rosings traffic.

Some of the locations have yet to play a part in a book, but the Charlotte Collins Mysteries continue…

The map’s inspired by the village o...

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I feel a special connection to this author - the words all seem so familiar to me as I read them, almost as if he's looked inside my mind and captured my own thoughts.

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A Marriage of Attachment by Lona Manning
"The story of the Bertrams and Prices continue in this sequel, and variation of Mansfield Park. Characters from the first book are still here plus new ones. I would recommend that you read A Contrary Wind first (another excellent book).
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A Marriage of Attachment by Lona Manning
"This is a wonderful book! Just like the author's other book, A Contrary Wind, this book made me feel like I was reading something that Jane Austen actually wrote herself. The style, story and diction are so Austenesque, nothing like so many of tho..." Read more of this review »
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This author shows promise. Wonder if she's written anything else?

What can you say about one of English literature's masterpieces? I re-read this on vacation and learnt again to appreciate Jane Austen's incredible grasp of human behaviour. Time and ag
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“Books are the one luxury I deem a necessity. If my purchases lead us into poverty, then at least we will be well-read paupers.”
Mark Brownlow, Cake and Courtship

“Gemstones glittered as Mrs Darcy twisted outstretched fingers. An oval setting encased a large cut diamond flanked by trefoils, each holding a ruby and two emeralds. Traces of black enamel encircled the gold of the ring itself. It held the attention of the table, like an opera singer at the climax of an aria.

“How fortunate you are, Mrs Darcy,” said Miss de Bourgh. “A lady may be sure of a gentleman’s love when he presents her with such a treasure.”
Mark Brownlow, The Darcy Ring: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Books are the one luxury I deem a necessity. If my purchases lead us into poverty, then at least we will be well-read paupers.”
Mark Brownlow, Cake and Courtship

“Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of a strong imagination, he failed.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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