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An unequal sequel - get from library,
This review is from: An Unequal Marriage (Paperback)
I bought this years ago ( BA - Before Amazon) and didn't send it to Charity asfterwards - so I picked it up having enjoyed the Colin Firth Mr Darcy version of P&P over the weekend and then read the last bit of P&P to set the scene for this book. Sadly the book ignores the last 2 pages of JA's P&P and her outline of family relationships post marriage and promptly sets the scene 19 years on of a Bipolar Lizzie who yoyo's between adulation for her New Gardens and Model Dairy and despair because Darcy leaves her side and goes off to boy sulk/do other Darcy Time or quasi Family things and cannot communicate fully with his wife - which is epitomised by the reference to the 1st Christmas together where the wasps (Miss Bingley et al) bully her with put downs etc. We have references very quickly to Mrs Bennett (widow) and her pronunciations on The Darcy's dysfunctional son and heir - probably would be ASBO worthy today, and so it carries on including the model caring daughter and a rather squeamish series of admirers for Lizzie. I could put up with this fiction - which is what it is after all if it were not for the pedantic writing/pace and story. The characters that seem nearest to the original are Lady C de B and Mr Collins.
I think this was the first sequel, but O dear the original is free on Kindle and remains unbeatable -amazon has 107 used copies of this book - you may enjoy - but go to the Library, my copy is off to the Charity Shop!