A Weekend with Mr Darcy (Austen Addicts) Paperback
A romance-filled page-turner for any Austen fanatic who's ever dreamt of spending a weekend with Mr Darcy...Katherine Roberts is fed up with men.
As a lecturer specialising in the works of Jane Austen, she knows that the ideal man only exists within the pages of Pride & Prejudice and that in real life there is no such thing.
Determined to go it alone, she finds all the comfort she needs reading her guilty pleasure - regency romances from the pen of Lorna Warwick - with whom she has now struck up an intimate correspondence.
Austen fanatic, Robyn Love, is blessed with a name full of romance, but her love life is far from perfect.
Stuck in a rut with a bonehead boyfriend, Jace, and a job she can do with her eyes shut - her life has hit a dead end.
Robyn would love to escape from it all but wouldn't know where to start.
They both decide to attend the annual Jane Austen Conference at sumptuous Purley Hall, overseen by the actress and national treasure, Dame Pamela Harcourt.
Robyn is hoping to escape from Jace for the weekend and indulge in her passion for all things Austen. Katherine is hoping that Lorna Warwick will be in attendance and is desperate to meet her new best friend in the flesh.
But nothing goes according to plan and Robyn is aghast when Jace insists on accompanying her, whilst Katherine is disappointed to learn that Lorna won't be coming.
However, an Austen weekend wouldn't be the same without a little intrigue, and Robyn and Katherine are about to get much more than they bargained for. Because where Jane Austen is concerned, romance is never very far away...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 16/09/2010
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9781847562258
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Review by aryas_zehral
This book is dire. It tries to comment on Jane Austen and the tie ins to Jane Austen's novels by creating a main character who is an English Lit. Lecturer specialising in Jane Austen but her statements are trite and unoriginal. To make matters worse the three main characters- all from different socio-economic backgrounds and not all the same gender- are virtually indistinguishable. The talk the same. They think the same. It's rather irritating to still be having to work at remembering which is which when there only are three main characters. Furthermore, the book tries to be a bit meta about novels and what makes a good novel- specifically stating the importance of skill and authorial voice in novels- which only highlights the fact that this book is has neither charm nor skill on display. I regret paying for it now. Hopefully this will not set the tone for the rest of the books I read this year.
Review by Annimaria
Very predictable, but a nice weekend-read anyway - a kind of book you need when there's too much going on in your head.
Review by FHC
a little surprise mystery adding to this FuN read...<br/>just begun. happy to continue ")<br/><br/>oooo ") deliteful! humorous amorous as each change of scene encouraged me to read on...<br/>a very 'now' setting juxtaposed against Jane Austen's historicity. well played, Victoria!<br/>thanks for keeping me reading ") missing it now that i've had to put it down! and eagerly<br/>awaiting the next Victoria Connelly delivery...