Mr Wickham turned out to be a disappointing husband in many ways, the most notable being his early demise on the battlefields of Waterloo. And so Lydia Wickham, nee Bennet, still not twenty and ever-full of an enterprising spirit, must make her fortune independently. A lesser woman, without Lydia's natural ability to flirt uproariously on the dancefloor and cheat seamlessly at the card table, would swoon in the wake of a dashing highwayman, a corrupt banker and even an amorous Royal or two.
But on the hunt for a marriage that will make her rich, there's nothing that Lydia won't turn her hand to . . .Taking in London, Paris and Brighton, Who Needs Mr Darcy? details the charming, lively and somewhat dastardly further exploits of the youngest Bennet sister.
Pride and Prejudice this isn't and Mr Darcy certainly won't be rescuing her this time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751547047
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Review by AnneBrooke
This is a real laugh and I loved it! At last the truth about the glamorous, light-hearted and very naughty indeed Miss Lydia Bennett is revealed, and a gloriously comic and gripping revelation it is too.The main character makes for a wonderful and very charming anti-heroine who gets involved with Regency highwaymen, the Prince Regent, his wife, a doomed ex-Banker prisoner and a wide variety of dodgy noblemen - all in her search for a man to keep her in the manner she'd like to become accustomed to. Pemberley, Elizabeth and Darcy have never seemed so dull, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!How I hope naughty Miss Lydia's adventures and sheer joie de vivre don't end here, and we can read all about her further adventures very soon.