The Houseguest', has a new Austen-inspired book available for pre-order and she's kindly given me an excerpt to share with you!
In 'Pride and Prejudice' Mr Bennet hasn't been especially prudent with his money. Mrs Bennet's fears for her daughters' financial futures were legitimate, but Mr Bennet was pretty sanguine about the situation, and as things turned out, it never became an issue, as not one but two of his daughters married extremely well, thus providing for the future financial security of Mrs Bennet and any unmarried sisters. A scenario where Mr Bennet's health is more precarious is well worth exploring, as it could hugely change the direction of the story. 'Unwilling' is a forced marriage scenario, where Elizabeth ends up having to marry to save her family.
Here's a poignant little scene featuring Mrs Bennet...
Sunday, 27 March 2016
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Saturday, 12 March 2016
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Last month the blog tour for the Jane Austen mystery, 'Jane and the Waterloo Map' stopped by. You can see my review of the book here.
her website. I am very pleased to announce that the second prize winner, Sheila, won her prize from the comment she left here on Babblings of a Bookworm!
Congratulations to the three winners, and thank you to all of you who dropped by and commented to show your interest in the book. Thanks again to Stephanie Barron and Laurel Ann Nattress of Austenprose for letting me take part in the blog tour :)
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
If you have access to Welshcakes you should eat them now. They have no calories on St David's Day (Disclaimer: this may not be true!).
Now we are settled in with a snack, let me tell you about what I plan to read this month.