Tag Archives: Jane Austen

“Longbourn” by Jo Baker (2013) – upstairs and downstairs, move over

Normally, I wouldn’t have been tempted to touch a recreation of the Bennett world with a bargepole. The very idea seems like sacrilege, somehow. Wrong!     Marvel of marvels! This great read manages to scupper all doubt and add a … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels by Robert McCrum, August 2015: two years in the making, 400 years in the writing…

      Still feeling bereft at having finished “Middlemarch” and determined to go the whole hog with more of those classic reads, when along comes another grandiose book list. Will this one stop the Sunday Times’ list from resting … Continue reading

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