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Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice by [Farrant, Natasha]
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Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • 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
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #220,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's my favourite book, Elizabeth my favourite heroine, and Lydia Bennett was and is, for me, always the flighty and immature sister whose irresponsibility brought Lizzie and Darcy together at last. But what is this? A tale behind the pages - with Lydia's untold story? What on earth could she possibly have to tell us?

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!
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Reading some books, it quickly becomes clear you are in the hands of a master - and so it is here. This is an absolute gem of a book, imaging the 'lost' weeks of Lydia Bennett's time in Brighton. Natasha has done such a masterful job of capturing, yet reimagining Lydia's spirit that this feels right at home alongside the original. An absolute joy from start to finish - this is a masterpiece.
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Such a brilliant and clever 'spin-off' story! Lydia becomes a funny, brave and utterly inspiring heroine. Like Anne of Green Gables and other such fabulous literary creations, the genius is in the characterisation - a strong, free-spirited girl who thinks with her heart. SO artfully woven around Austen's original story.
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