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5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful counterpoint to a much-loved classic, 21 Aug. 2013
I found this book so gripping that I stayed up ridiculously late to finish it. Love the fact that the story of Pride and Prejudice peeps through into the different yet connected world of the Longbourn servants. The realities of working-class Georgian life, hidden or perhaps unknown by Austen herself, are brought to stark life. I will never look at P&P with the same eyes again (but in a good way!).