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Mark Brownlow

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Mark is a British-born writer 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 works as a university lecturer and journalist.

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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 count…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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Adventures with Austen’s cheesecakes

At Devizes we had comfortable rooms, & a good dinner to which we sat down about 5; amongst other things we had Asparagus & a Lobster which made me wish for you, & some cheesecakes on which the children made so delightful a supper as to endear the Town of Devizes to them for a long time.

So wrote Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra from Bath on Friday, May 17th, 1799.

I grew up near Devizes, albe

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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.”
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“What are women for, if not to remind men of their fallibility and turn them to our purposes?”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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