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Me and Mr Darcy Kindle Edition

3.4 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews

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Length: 356 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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'A winning formula of chaotic heroine meeting eccentric hero, and, after misunderstandings, finding love. Sharply written, pacey and funny...pure self-indulgence' (The Times on BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR)

Feel-good fiction full of unexpected twists and turns (OK!)

Nobody does it quite like Alexandra Potter (Daily Mirror)

A touching, funny love-story (Company)

Always perceptive, often funny, never dull (Heat)

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'The perfect reading romcom'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 881 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (28 Jun. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003LPUPCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,918 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Emily is an American who's had enough of modern day men, instead she loves to settle down with her copy of Pride and Prejudice and step into the past when men were real men. Horrified at the thought of going to Mexico for a week of partying with her best friend she manages to grab the last place on a Jane Austen tour in the UK, in freezing December. She starts to regret her rash decision when she realises the trip is full of pensioners and one rude journalist, but then when she meets Mr Darcy her week starts to look up....

What a fab idea for a book. Potter has created some great characters - I loved all the 'oldies' on the tour, and I also really enjoyed the spookiness of the mysterious Mr Darcy appearing from nowhere. This was a really easy to read book - one of those ones which you start and before you know it you've read about 100 pages without even realising. Lovely cosy descriptions of winter in the UK, lots of likable and endearing characters, tons of references to Jane Austen and an entertaining and enjoyable plot make this book a really great one.

If you're in the mood for a fun, light hearted read then I highly recommend this book. However if you're an obsessive Jane Austen fan who can't bear to see any of her characters in the 21st Century then you're probably better off avoiding this one!
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This is a dreadfully poor version of a well-intentioned but slightly berserk story. It revolves around Emily Brontë Hemingway Albright (whose parents are "total bookworms" of course). Emily decides to spend her Christmas travelling through England on a Jane Austen fan tour, and meets Mr. Darcy along the way.
Yes, you read correctly. Without ever considering how exactly an antiquated FICTIONAL man might materialise, Emily meets up with Mr Darcy four times, during which time he throws gravel at her window to get her attention, stares at her exposed thighs, abandons her while she is sleeping during a picnic and finally proposes. Is Emily insane? You might think so... yet Emily never doubts her own mental health, and never explores the subject of how the hell any of it is happening. Fortunately for her, there is a second man (who likewise barely knows her), waiting to fall hopelessly in love with her, and he isn't as "brooding", "fussy" or "sexist". Hooray!

The writing is lain out in an asinine, gossipy first-person narrative, through which Emily's frayed mind burbles ceaselessly at the reader. She will make a statement, and forget it only to repeat it again in the next paragraph. She and other characters frequently use colloquialisms that are not normally part of their native vocabulary (The Average American would not say "frigging hell!" any more than the average Angle would say "Crikey!"). The execution is altogether awkward and clumsy. The plot revolves around the idea that Mr. Darcy can't be with any real woman because he is "not really what women want". But - crucially - the author's version of Darcy is not the original- he's a lumpy, poorly crafted imitation written by someone who wasn't paying attention.

I will pay this book one compliment... the "real" hero is comfortingly human, and the idea of a woman overcoming her fantasies to discover real happiness is a nice one. What a pity that this couldn't have been done with more grace and intelligence.
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So. So. SO... I wish I could give this book more stars because the author was clearly full of good intentions and I hate being a bitch to nice people with good intentions, you know? But this book, despite being a nice, enjoyable summer read, has too many things which are wrong wrong wrong. I don't even know where to start.

I've never been into chick lit. I mean, I do love `Bridget Jones' but that's as far as it goes really. Unless you count classics like "Pride & Prejudice" as chick lit, then fair enough. Anyway, I got "Me & Mr Darcy" as a birthday present after adding it to my Amazon list. "Pride & Prejudice" is one of my favourite classics, and I was looking for some more Mr Darcy to keep the fantasy going. The summary for this book seemed nice enough, and I was secretly jealous of the very pretty girl on the cover, so I went for this one.

At first I really enjoyed it. It was an easy read - something I'm not really used to - and interesting enough. But then she started quoting excerpts of "Pride and Prejudice" and it annoyed me a little. Especially since it was followed right after by a completely similar experience for Emily, the main character, I had a feeling that the author expected me to be stupid and not understand the parallel by myself.

Emily. She works at a book shop and claims to be a bookworm. Mmm... Thing is, throughout the whole book she sounds like a total idiot. She gets annoyed whenever someone assumes she is stupid because she is American, but to be honest it is not far from the truth at all is it? I don't think there's any depth to her character. She really seemed empty and superficial to me. Perhaps it's a cliché, but I would expect someone who says they read a lot to be slightly more intelligent.

Then you've got Spike.
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This is certainly a typical `girly' read- romantic, funny and light-hearted. We all need to escape reality occasionally and this book provides the perfect escape route. I found it easy to get into and just as easy to get out of, which is good if you're not after a deep, thought-provoking read.

The hopeless romantic and protagonist of the story is a twenty-something bookworm called Emily Albright. In love with Mr Darcy and sick of dating modern, impolite men, she ends up on a Jane Austen tour in rural England and it is there that she comes face-to-face with the real Mr Darcy. As someone who thinks all men should take lessons from Darcy on how to treat women, I was rather taken aback by Emily's judgement of his character towards the end of the book. But then I suppose, not even Mr Darcy can please every woman. As the tour progresses, Emily makes some good friends but she is given a number of things to mull over such as the threat of losing her job and her confused feelings towards a particular someone.

I found the storyline entertaining yet in some places, rather predictable, which as I'm sure you know, takes all the fun out of reading. The characters are amusing and witty but admittedly I thought Emily's character was a little too unoriginal. She's very similar to other hopeless romantics I've come across in this genre- a bit nerdy, enjoys reading, has an awful fashion sense, isn't afraid to stay in on a Friday night, has a good job and is clumsy not just physically but verbally too. If I'm being honest its characters like Emily, who usually make me keep well away from this genre but seeing Mr Darcy's name on the front cover, I just couldn't resist buying the book.

I was rather disappointed by the ending, not because it's happy but because it's a bit too happy.
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