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Extremely thought provoking,
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This review is from: Longbourn (Paperback)
I have loved Pride and Prejudice from being a girl and like Jo Baker have read the book over and over again, Longbourn is such a powerful wonderful book that I can imagine doing the same with this one too. I was captivated by the story from the first chapter and found the love story more real and intense than any of the romances of the Bennet girls - it made me cry.
Jo Baker obviously did a lot of reasearch on the period and the harsh realism of how difficult life was for the poor in Georgian England shines through every page.
My only warning to lovers of Pride and Predjudice is that I dont think I will ever read it again with the same sympathy for the characters as in the big scheme of things their lives were very easy when compared with that of the domestic servants and other poorer classes of society. I realise that I probably feel this strongly because I know which class I would have been a part of in Georgian England!
In conclusion I cannot recommend this book highly enough and have already bought it for several of my friends and have used it for a recommendation for the book club I am a member of, I will be very interested to hear the other members thoughts and views on it too. Enjoy.