The secret diary of Lydia Bennet
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- ISBN: 0545940311
- ISBN: 9780545940313
318 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Chicken House, Scholastic Inc., ℗♭2016.
|Summary, etc.:||Jane Austen's story of the Bennet sisters, as told from the perspective of Lydia, the wild child, who pursues the handsome, but irresponsible Lieutenant George Wickham, and finally catches him.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2
As any ardent Austen fan knows, Lydia, the flirtatious baby Bennet sister of Pride and Prejudice fame, scandalously runs off with notorious Lieutenant George Wickham. Here Farrant offers a firsthand account of the spunky 15-year-old's plight, using a "secret" journal to document the fated duo's first encounter, flourishing friendship (complete with horseback-riding lessons), and momentous jaunt from quaint Longbourn to the Brighton seaside. Thoroughly mindful of her predecessor's plot, time line, and character arcs (including an initially chilly, later compassionate Darcy), Farrant, like Lydia, takes some exciting liberties at Brighton. One of them, the arrival of enigmatic French siblings Alaric and Theodorine (also known as the Comte and Comtesse de Fombelle), lobs Lydia into an enchanting world of literature, fashion, and potential economic mobilityâallowing her, if only temporarily, to avert her gaze from the ever-scheming Wickham. While a hopelessly practical conclusion may disappoint the more sentimental romantics, Farrant's spirited romp through Regency-era England, flecked with humor, memorable characters, and a healthy dose of realism, is neverthelessâas Lydia would sayâ"monstrous" fun. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.
Natasha Farrant is the author of The Things We Did for Love and the Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby series. Her writing was called "raucously funny" by the New York Times, and her books have been nominated for the Branford Boase Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Queen of Teen award. She lives in London, England. Follow her on Twitter at @NatashaFarrant1.
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