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Did you feel bereft on finishing Jane Austen’s masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice? Do you return to it time and time again, wanting more? If so, you’ll be overjoyed to hear that Lydia Bennet is back with a vengeance. In her debut novel, Who Needs Mr Darcy?, Bristol author Jean Burnett – an expert on all things Austen – has captured Lydia’s inimitably mischievous voice, to create a hilarious sequel to Lydia’s story.
After being widowed at the tender age of nineteen by the disappointing rogue Mr Wickham, Lydia sets out to make her fortune on a journey taking in the ballrooms of Brighton and the gambling houses of Paris and London. This is an affectionate take on Jane Austen’s classic.