From the Author
Like many other people, I first read "Pride and Prejudice" whilst I was at school, as did my children, and have enjoyed reading the novel again many times since then. It was after watching the BBC television serial in 1995, and discussing it with one of my daughters, that my curiosity was re-awakened about Mr Darcy, and I decided to write this book.
I am sure that everyone who has read and enjoyed Jane Austen's novel has their own particular favourite passages in the book, and I used many of mine in Darcy's Story. As her novel was first published in several "parts", I also used quotations from "Pride and Prejudice" to introduce each of the seven parts in my book.
Everyone who has ever read Jane Austen's novel will have their own idea of Mr Darcy's side of the story, and this book could be described as looking through the mirror of "Pride and Prejudice" from the other side. I am delighted that a story written nearly 200 years ago can still give pleasure in a very different era. I have also been glad to learn that people much more knowledgeable than I am about Jane Austen and her work have also liked the book.
I have been surprised and delighted to discover that my need to know more about Jane Austen's hero is shared by people in 37 other countries all around the world. The publishers have received many letters and emails expressing the enjoyment that so many people have found in reading "Darcys Story". It seems that complementing "Pride and Prejudice" by writing this book has satisfied a long-felt need for many readers.
About the Author
Janet Aylmer's second book, "In the Footsteps of Jane Austen - through Bath to Lyncombe and Widcombe" (ISBN 0952821060) was published in October 2003. Illustrated by 80 contemporary prints, the book follows in Jane's steps as she walks through the city of Bath in May 1801, to the pleasant rural areas beyond the River Avon.
You can join Jane and her friend, and see the city and the countryside beyond through their eyes.
Why not enjoy another of Janet Aylmer's books ?