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Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan

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While Jane Bennet is recuperating at Netherfield Park, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are frequently thrown into each other's company. Despite initial resistance, the pair find that their first impressions are changing, especially after Lizzy overhears a conversation between Darcy and Charles Bingley using the language of the fan. Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan is a ...more
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Published (first published May 30th 2011)
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Jul 23, 2013 added it
Shelves: austenesque
Mary Lydon Simonsen’s “Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan” is a fun short story inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. While staying with her sick sister at Netherfield Park, Elizabeth Bennet falls asleep on a bearskin rug in the library only to awaken to a conversation between Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth tries to sneak out unnoticed, but she sticks around when the conversation turns to her sister, Jane, and ultimately turns into a demonstration by Mr. Darcy of “the la ...more
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a fun light read. Darcy is tring to teach bingley and lizzy over hears conversations. anyway this short story was fun to read and well worth reading.
Kasia Burlakoff
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2017
Funny and cute.
Those following the blog are well aware of the fact that I’m a huge fan of Simonsen’s writing. She always comes up with new and creative ways to make us fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth’s story. Having read many Regency novels that employ the use of fans by ladies of respectable status, I’ve been curious about what all the motions of these fans meant. It was really fascinating to have the “rules of the fan” interjected throughout the story as a plot device.

Once Darcy and Elizabeth become “f
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a great P&P variation! This short story is worth every penny (and more) of the $.99 for the Kindle edition. Readers get to enjoy this fun, light, and entertaining read with the fastidious Darcy and witty Lizzy. I found myself laughing out loud several times while enjoying this delightful story. Lizzy finds herself in a precarious position in the library when Darcy and Bingley enter. The reader can only enjoy the comedy and wit Simonsen portrays in the scenes between the couple. While I ...more
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute fast read. If you need a romance and/or Jane Austen fix but don't want to get involved in a real book, this is perfect. It would be helpful to have read Pride and Prejudice up to the part where Jane goes to Netherfield for lunch and gets sick. This book picks up with Elisabeth staying at Netherfield tending to Jane. The happy ending with Darcy comes after thier interaction during this time and there is not Charlotte's marriage and Lizzies visit, the visit to the lakes, Lydia's "elopement", ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! This is the first short story by Mary I've read, and I'm looking forward to reading the others and her current book, "The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy".
Sany Mars
Jun 12, 2014 rated it liked it
cute ..
Estance Moriarty
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: t-quite-good
Short and charming.
Now I have to use fan language all the time, it's awesome!
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Somewhat witty, but characters have little in common with the original.
There are some grammar and editing mistakes in the text :(
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I am the authors of several Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion re-imaginings. I have also written a modern love story, The Second Date, Love Italian-American Style, and three British mysteries, Three's A Crowd, A Killing in Kensington, A Death in Hampden, Dying to Write, and Murder by Moonlighting.

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