- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1573 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HIP20BQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #220,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Narrated as a diary, this begins and ends with tailpieces from P&P, then heading for the majority of its length to Brighton, where the scandalous doings of Lydia and the soldiers are uncovered and told by Farrant.
Except - what if they aren't so scandalous? I have to say that, for me, Lydia is always a "determined little flirt", her character is "set" from Austen's own writing, but I quite happily turned off my own prejudices and sat back to enjoy Farrant's take on the youngest Miss Bennett.
Lydia feels here like a teenage girl out of today's world, though in carefully written language that isn't QUITE Austen's but certainly doesn't stand out as being the words of today's young people (it will be much easier for readers to get to grips with than P&P can be).
Lydia herself knows how her family see her, and her story in Brighton develops nicely with Wickham of course present, but other new faces brought in, loves and friends, balls and gowns, and her character develops far beyond anything an Austen fan would ever have supposed possible.
I really enjoyed Farrant's direction, and how it all tied up in the end with what we know of the original (very cleverly tied together as well). Even Wickham comes off well, which I never dreamed possible!
One for fans of P&P, but may also help Austen-phobes get a feel for the period (sea bathing scenes are fascinating!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was tricky for me, I admired how the author created Lydia, or rather gave her more of a voice and kept the essence of the original story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alisha Bookseller