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Pride, Prejudice and Jasmine Field Paperback – 6 Jan 2000


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (6 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749931523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749931520
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More about PRIDE, PREJUDICE & JASMIN FIELD
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large ego must be in want of a woman to cut him down to size."

Sharp, witty Jasmin Field has her own column in a national magazine and has just landed the coveted role of Elizabeth Bennet in a one-off fundraising adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Better yet, the play’s director, Hollywood heartthrob and Oscar-winner, Harry Noble, is every bit as obnoxious as she could have hoped. Which means a lot of material for her column. And a lot of fun in rehearsals.

And then disaster strikes. Jazz’s best friend abandons her for a man not worthy to buy her chocolate, her family starts to crumble before her eyes and her award-winning column hits the skids. Worse still, Harry Noble keeps staring at her.

As the lights dim, the audience hush and Jazz awaits her cue, she realises two very important things: she can’t remember her lines and Harry Noble looks amazing in breeches...

A hilarious debut novel - Jane Austen as you’ve never seen her before!

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‘Tremendous fun...an ingenious update of the greatest love story of all time’ JILLY COOPER

'A wow of a love story' Essentials

'A modern-day Lizzy and Darcy tale you won’t be able to put down' Company

'A witty spin on the nation's favourite novel with a loveable, contemporary heroine at its heart' Good Housekeeping

'This comedy romance is hugely entertaining...a memorable read - funny, warm and intelligent' Woman's Own


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "cuteypi" on 14 Oct. 2002
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This book is highly recommendable! I love the way that Melissa Nathan has turned the loveable Pride and Prejudice into a modern masterpiece.
I only give it four stars as the only problem is you can see the plot straight away, especially if you are a P+P fan like myself.
Otherwise this has been a highly enjoyable read, and all my friends who also bought the book have said the same as I have.
I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys, 'girly type novels'
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Raina on 20 July 2000
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First of all, i really enjoyed this book, and I thought it was funny and innovative. I liked Jazz and Harry as Elizabeth and Darcy, though I must say, while it was clear that every main P&P character would have an equivalent in this book, it was a little over the top to cast them almost all as their alter ego. the obnoxious reporter didn't have to play Mr.Collins for us to recognize.First rule of writing an interesting novel: don't get too obvious. Also, the events in P&P were mirrored step by step, and sometimes they seemed implausibly constucted(like the story about Harry's sister and Josie sleeping with Wills) just to match P&P. I also found the tendency to set up every single character at the end of the novel deconstructing to the entirity of the book.
Something also made the book the worse for me, and that was the one thing she didn't take from P&P:Lady Catherine DeBurgh. she appears, but has not really a speaking part. She is such an addition to P&P that it really is an empty space noone is filling. All in all do two things before reading this: read Pride and Predjudice, and acknowledge that it is infinitely superior to everything you will read during probably your lifetime( excepting other Jane Austen novels like Emma and Mansfield Park), then discard any hopes for reproduction of genius like Jane Austen's, and you will be fine. Enjoy, but do not reason. Do not judge too harshly, remember, the stage of Jane Austen's excellence is not to be reached, so be nice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Plume de ma tante on 13 May 2005
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I loved this book... I loved the heroine, the hero and there were lines in there that had me laughing like a loony. I would recommend this to anyone and Ms Austen fans will get an extra buzz from it. And if you loved this - read Persuading Annie too. Marvellous!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Barton on 31 Mar. 2003
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I admit it, I hated reading Pride and Prejudice as a kid. However, I do own the TV version w/ Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, and after seeing that show, I read the book again and loved it.
Which is what drew me to this book. I love the idea of updating a classic, especially if you cannot necessarily see the original story in the update. That's how this book is: the characters stand alone; while mirroring Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane and the others, Ms. Nathan's characters are thoroughly modern people with modern flaws.
And if you aren't familiar with P&P (and there are a LOT of people in the USA who aren't), I think you'll still enjoy this book. I've shared the book with friends who wouldn't know Austin from Bronte or even Shakespeare (seriously!), and they enjoyed the book immensely!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jun. 2001
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As a major Jane Austin fan, I eagerly await any new adaptations on her classic stories of love and truth. I picked up this novel for the title alone -- not knowing anything about it at all. I was so pleasantly surprised to find such an entertaining novel! There were several parts that I just found myself laughing out loud to (prompting strange looks from my husband)! But who can resist? Nathan has taken Austin's Victorian characters and perfectly embodied them with 21st century thoughts and words -- not to mention the greatest dialect on a fruit perhaps ever!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan. 2000
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This modern-day update of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is an absolute must for any Austen fan. It's also a must for anyone who likes to laugh ... a lot. It's also a must who for anyone who loves a ripping good yarn. It's also a must for anyone who loves a romantic adventure. You know the way that Bill Bryson embarrased you by making you laugh out loud on the train? Well this one will do the same. Even though I know how Pride & Prejudice ends, I still found myself anxious about the characters that I was made to care deeply about. Austen would be proud of this update. The parallels with the original are extremely clever but by no means rip off Austen's work. This version has clever twists, turns and adventures of it's own. It is fascinating to read how Nathan finds that the very same society issues that Austen raised are still prevalent today. My only complaint is that I missed my stop on the train - and hence my urgent appointment - because I couldn't tear myself away from the gripping plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 May 2000
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When I started reading the book, I didn't immediately realise that it was following the plot of the original P&P (which I had forgotten a bit) but once I realised it, I found it even more clever. However, the quality of this book is not only in making an old story look actual, it is also in making the characters so real. I really got into the lives of Jazz and Harry and I really felt like part of the story. The style is good too and it avoids a lot of the more "girly books" expressions and clichés, which makes this book different from a lot of them. At the end of the day, it is a love story, and even if, like most people I knew the ending, I really enjoyed seeing how the characters would get there.
A very good first novel, when's the next one coming out?
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