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This review is from: Lady Catherine's Necklace (A Jane Austen entertainment) (Paperback)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh has some unexpected visitors when a carriage comes to grief close to the gates of Rosings. The Delavals seem as though they may have an ulterior motive for having an accident exactly where they did but the rules of hospitality are binding on such as Lady Catherine.
Very soon the brother and sister are part of the household. Meanwhile Mr Bennett of Longbourn has died and the pompous clergyman, Mr Collins must go and sort out his inheritance leaving his wife, Charlotte, about to give birth to twins in the company of her sister Maria Lucas.
This entertaining story - subtitled a Jane Austen Entertainment - is an amusing read. It introduces some plausible new characters to the society of Rosings and casts new light on some of those who also appear in Jane Austen's `Pride and Prejudice'. I enjoyed it and thought it was well written though I did feel the ending was a little rushed.