Saturday, May 26, 2012

Death comes to Pemberley by P D James

P D James writes in Jane Austen style; Austen’s characters find themselves in a P D James ‘situation’ … I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Elizabeth and Darcy’s lives interrupted by Lydia and Wickham (who else)  … shots in the wood at night, death bed confessions and all the proprieties that need to be observed in Society in 1803. Light, readable, rather predictable but James takes Austen’s pen with competence and has a keen eye for where lives are likely to go when there has been both pride and prejudice in the past.  

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