‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy’ Doesn’t Disappoint

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[amazon_link id=”1612430457″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link](How’s that for alliteration?) Regina Jeffers writes a wonderful bit of Austenalia combined with a tightly written mystery in ‘The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy’. As is typical for me, I started in the middle of a series (again), so there are books before (and after) this one, but it didn’t detract from the novel. The author gives just enough background between the canonical Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and her own works that come before the story to inform without intruding.

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‘Darcy’s Story’ is a Good One (Austenalia)

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[amazon_link id=”0061148709″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] I have to admit that when I first started reading ‘Darcy’s Story’ by Janet Alymer,  I was trying hard to dislike it. I’ve gotten kind of snobbish about my Austenalia, and coming off of Elizabeth Aston’s Writing Jane Austen, Ms. Alymer had a high bar to win my approval. Also, I didn’t like the cover. I mean, look at it. We are given a headless crotch shot of Darcy with a bunch of purple detailing. Really? I mean REALLY?

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Classic Book Club: One for the Austenophiles– Dearest Cousin Jane

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The Austen Background to Dearest Cousin Jane by Jill Pitkeathley [amazon_link id=”B005Q6F904″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] I am a fairly recent convert to Jane Austen’s books.  For years, I rejected them for being “girlie” and “trite”, this on the basis of reading (trying to read) Wuthering Heights, which is not by Jane Austen, and which I still find unreadable. I made my way to Austen through the back door, by watching Clueless, with Alicia Silverstone, which of course, led to Emma, (the book, not this movie, or this one, or this one) who is still my favorite of all the Austen heroines. …

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