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This is an auction for LONGBOURN by Jo Baker.

“My heart melts whenever I read Pride & Prejudice sequels! Find myself smiling & sighing all the way...”
- Amazon.com reviewer

“This engrossing Austen homage focuses on the lives of the servants of Longbourn rather than the Bennet family. Baker’s novel finds Sarah, the Bennets’ pretty housemaid, yearning for something more than washing soiled dresses and undergarments. The arrival of a handsome new footman creates quite a stir as he’s hired after a heated discussion between Mrs Hill, the cook and head of the servants, and Mr Bennet. Sarah isn’t sure what to make of the enigmatic new member of the household staff, but she’s soon distracted by the Bingleys’ charismatic footman, Ptolemy. Baker vividly evokes the lives of the lower classes in 19th-century England, from trips in the rain to distant shops to the struggles of an infantryman in the Napoleonic Wars. She takes a few liberties with Austen’s characters—Wickham’s behaviour takes on a more sinister aspect here—but mostly Austen’s novel serves as a backdrop for the compelling stories of the characters who keep the Bennet household running.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

"Baker takes many surprising risks in developing the relationships between the servants and the Bennetts, but the end result steers clear of gimmick and flourishes as a respectful and moving retelling. A must-read for fans of Austen, this literary tribute also stands on its own as a captivating love story.”
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2013.

365 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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