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Lizzy Bennet's Diary

Written by Marcia Williams

Illustrated by Marcia Williams

Lizzy Bennet's Diary Synopsis

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. The story of Pride and Prejudice, told through Lizzy Bennet's secret diary. A beautifully detailed and completely fresh take on one of the best-loved stories in English literature. Readers will feel as though they've stepped into Austen's world: the book is packed with Lizzy's drawings, pressed flowers, ribbons from her bonnet, hand-written notes to fold out and read, dance cards, invitations, and even a letter from Mr Darcy...

Lizzy Bennet's Diary Press Reviews

An easy and enjoyable pastiche of Austen's . . . its special delight lies in the illustrations, Elizabeth's whimsical marginalia and wry visual commentary on her world * The School Librarian * Another enchanting confection of charmingly naive illustrations, doodles, fold-out letters, menus and programmes. Williams convincingly captures the idiom and cadence of the language of the time, and readers yet to encounter the real Elizabeth Bennet will be introduced to an appropriately feisty heroine as Lizzy. . . Winningly, Williams has also thought up names for Mr Darcy's four dogs * Books for Keeps * An interactive and entertaining brand new take on the classic tale . . . offers a perfect opportunity to introduce young readers to Jane Austen's work and world. * Library Mice *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406346947
Publication date: 22nd October 2013
Author: Marcia Williams
Illustrator: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams has illustrated and retold many literary classics for children with her distinctive cartoon-strip style. Among her highly acclaimed titles are: Greek Myths (9781406303476), Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (9780744569469), God and His Creations: Tales from the Old Testament (9781844285280) and Oliver Twist and Other Great Dickens Stories (9781406305630). She is also the author of the bestselling Archie's War (9781406304275) and My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright (9781406309409), diary-style accounts of the First and Second World Wars. Marcia lives in London, SW13.

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