Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice remains one of the most romantic stories ever and this delightful diary is both an entertaining way into it and a fun way of recalling it if it is already familiar. Recognising that his daughter Lizzy is the only one of the four who is not an airhead, Mr Bennet gives her a diary so that she can record the girls’ life. It is the perfect vehicle for Lizzy’s sharp observations! Beautifully produced with all kinds of illustrations and loads of extra messages wittily included including fold-out letters and notes it tells the story of Pride and Prejudice against a background of the time. A truly wonderful gift.
Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, this is a glorious retelling of Jane Austen's most famous novel from the point of view of Lizzy Bennet, its feisty heroine. Told through Lizzy Bennet's secret diary, it is a detailed and completely fresh take on one of the best-loved stories in English literature.
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive ...More About Marcia Williams