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Subject: Pride and Prejudice sequels?
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 9:58 PM ET
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I've only read two of them Darcy's Story ( on my bookshelf) and Darcy's Daughters. I loved Darcy's Story but I hated Darcy's daughters. What ones have you read? Which would you suggest?

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 10:34 PM ET
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I'm on the 3rd book of the Elizabeth Aston series.  The first was Mr. Darcy's Daughters, then Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy.  Then third is The True Darcy Spirit.  I really enjoy Aston's books. 

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 4:59 PM ET
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I've heard really good things about this one:  Letters from Pemberley: The First Year.

I put myself on the WL for it recently.  I've never read any P&P "sequels" before, but I thought I might give this one a shot.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 8:42 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by  Linda Berdoll.  link

Note, however, that the next one after that (Days & Nights at Pemberley) suffers from horrendous editing.  It jumps all over the place, repeats way way too much from the first book, and in general is not good reading. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 2:33 PM ET
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As a fan of Jane Austen's books I just can't imagine that I'd like a sequel written by someone else.  I mean, I want to imagine what I think happened "next"; not have someone else imagine it for me.

Nothing against you ladies who are enjoying the sequels.  I just couldn't DO it!  :-}

Lisa the Janeite

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 7:18 PM ET
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Not a sequel, but I really liked Pamela Aiden's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series. It is three books that take place during Pride and Prejudice. It is all from Darcy's point of view.

I thought they were creative.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:36 AM ET
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I have several sequels that I can recommend: "Presumption" by Julia Barrett and two by Emma Tennant: "Pemberley" and "An Unequal Marriage". I enjoyed all three of them tremendously.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 10:21 AM ET
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Here is a link to a list of Jane Austen sequels which might be helpful to anyone looking for more: sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/advisor/janeausten.htm#sequels

Last Edited on: 1/23/08 10:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/24/2008 2:23 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2007
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I really enjoyed Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange.  I was an easy fun read told from Darcy's point of view.  I also recommend Pamela Aiden's books.