Joan Aiken picks up the pen of her forerunner, Jane Austen, in this charming sequel to Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy have finally found matrimonial bliss, and now our attention turns to Rosings Park, the estate of the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
When an unfortunate carriage accident means that siblings Ralph and Priscilla Delaval must reside with Lady Catherine, the stage is set for a scandal.
Life in the sleepy Kent village is turned upside down by a series of unexpected events, and dark family secrets are finally brought to light . . . Featuring a cast of characters from Austen's classic, including Anne de Bourgh, Elizabeth's friend Charlotte Collins (nee Lucas), Colonel Fitzwilliam and, of course, the redoubtable Lady Catherine de Bourgh.