Obviously the purchase of any "Sequel" to Pride & Prejudice has to be seen as pure indulgence. However, Maggi J Coxon's entertaining attempt is good fun and very easy to read. The letter-writing format makes it easy to 'dip into' as and when you want, and Maggi's style manages to stay close to Austen's light-hearted and acidic wit. The original characters are certainly present behind their respective words!
A good choice for any Austenophiles out there who regard Austen's work as something that can only gain from a little embellishment.
If you have ever longed to return to Jane Austen's beloved world this is the book for you! The letters written from character to character take you deep into the heart of all the trials and tribulations they face, and as the book progresses your attachment to each character grows and grows, I felt pangs especially for Charlotte. Maggi's writing is delicate and witty, reminicsent for Austen's own style, and the characters remained completely true to their form, exactly how I imagined them when I read P+P the first time! Can't wait to read the sequel!
Might as well had been written by Jane Austen herself. Style kept perfectly - who would have thought you can actually have a GOOD follow up to Pride and Prejudice's perfect ending, eh? To me, the characters were exactly like I remembered them from the original. Charming and utterly captivating - I also found the letter style very refreshing, without the overbearing want or need to sound word for word like Austen, which is so common in all the other fan-written sequels.
Maggi has done one hell of a job. Reading the sequel now! ;)
What a strange yet compelling story. The pictures conjured by the letters were clear and very entertaining. It was told in just the expected tone for an alternative version or continuance of Pride and Prejudice. I don't know how ms Coxon was able to keep the story going.
like other reviewers I dont particularly like books based solely on series of letters. However, this book was fantastic. I only gave it 4 stars bevause it was too short. Looking forward to the next instalment .
Having struggled through 4 chapters I can honestly say this is one of the dullest books I have ever read totally without any substance. What the idea of writing the whole book through letters to each other is beyond me.