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Longbourn - anyone in the group read/reading this?

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Suzanne (suzanneskyvara) | 10 comments I really enjoyed this book. Intrigued to see what others thought of it. From reading the reviews, it appears that if you are an extremely passionate fan of Pride & Prejudice, you might not enjoy it. For me, I loved hearing about what the "downstairs" (or to be technically correct, the off-scene) side of Pride & Prejudice could have been.

I did feel the ending was a tad too Downton Abbeyesque though!


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Viv (vivgroskop) | 54 comments Mod
I am just about to start this right now, Suzanne! Jo Baker is with us in Bath on March 2:

http://bathfestivals.org.uk/literatur...

Joanna Trollope is a big fan of this book (she is also with us talking about her reworking, Sense & Sensibility -- note that kerrazy ampersand).

More soon… Although I am tempted to burn it if the ending is like Downton Abbey. I am the (curmudgeonly Guardian blogger for this programme, which every autumn robs me of my sanity and the will to live: (watch out for spoilers if you click below)

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-rad...


Suzanne (suzanneskyvara) | 10 comments Those are brilliant! Don't worry, the reference to Downton Abbey was that things ended way more happily than I believe would have been the case in real life. Hurry up and read it so we can discuss!


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