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Way of the World [Hardcover]

Elizabeth Aston
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15 May 2003

It is 1818, and Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy's five daughters have left their country home to spend some months in the dashing and dangerous world of Regency London.

It is a time of change in social attitudes and political thought, with the privileges of aristocrats and the conservatism of landowners being challenged by new men and radical thinkers. But women still play little part in this wider world, and Camilla Darcy finds how limited are the options open to an intelligent, independent-minded young woman, and how unforgiving even this apparently liberal society is to those who transgress its rules.

The sisters are assailed from all sides by lavish parties, temptations and hidden schemes, not to mention the inevitable heartbreaks arising from close proximity to so many eligible men. Camilla's sense of humour and clear mind might be enough to save her from London's excesses, but will she be able to save her sisters, too?

In WAY OF THE WORLD Elizabeth Aston presents an array of memorable nineteenth-century characters - beautiful, naive, mischievous and downright wicked - in a witty and perceptive tale reminiscent of the novels of Georgette Heyer, spiced with a generous dash of Jane Austen.



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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; 1st Edition, 1st Printing. edition (15 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075285240X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752852409
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 629,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elizabeth Aston was born in Chile to an impeccably English father and a distinctly un-English Argentine mother. Educated by Benedictine nuns in Calcutta, Fabians in London, and Inklings at Oxford, she's lived in India, England, Malta and Italy.

Her Mountjoy books (originally published by Hodder, and now reissued as ebooks) were inspired by years of living in York, where her son was a chorister at the Minster. They depict the unholy, unquiet, and frequently unseemly goings-on of an imaginary northern cathedral city and its peculiar inhabitants, enhanced with a touch of magic and enchantment - Elizabeth Aston has always been fascinated by what lies just beyond our sight.

Her other books include the bestselling Darcy series - six historical romantic comedies set in the world of Jane Austen, and a contemporary novel, Writing Jane Austen. These were inspired by her love of Jane Austen - her heroes, her heroines and her wicked sense of humour.

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MEDIA 'Aston comments on the period with affection, respect and a ready wit.'GOOD BOOK GUIDE HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW will be featuring a review by Jay Dixon who will also be recommending it to the 500 members of the online Georgette Heyer fanclub. A review will also appear on www.myshelf.com Elizabeth Aston has been interviewed for a profile piece in WRITING MAGAZINE An article bythe author will appear in JANE AUSTEN REGENCY WORLD magazine and a review inthe newsletter of the JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA will reach 500 Austen

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A tremendously lively Regency novel set in 1818 - Georgette Heyer with a dash of Jane Austen - following the adventures of five sisters as they discover the vibrant world of Regency London.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Regency Tale 9 May 2007
Format:Hardcover
This book is closer to Georgette Heyer than to Jane Austen, but none the less enjoyable for that.

However this is the same book under a different name, "Mr Darcy's Daughters". It seems to have been an earlier edition.

I recommend the books of Elizabeth Aston as they are well written and I read all four as soon as I received them in the post!
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4.0 out of 5 stars In for a treat 24 Sep 2012
By Maggi F
Format:Hardcover
This is the second book in the 'Darcy' series that Elizabeth Aston has written and she has yet to disappoint. It was very different to the first one I read, although I recognised several of the characters. Sometimes when you read too many books in a series too soon after you've read one they pall. Not this. You are in for a treat. Elizabeth Aston is an extremely accomplished weaver of tales and keeps your attention until the very last page.
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