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A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly
  

A Weekend with Mr Darcy

Part of the Austen Addicts Series
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September 2010 Book of the Month.

You don’t have to be an Austen fan to love this. It’s set around a Jane Austen conference that dedicated fans flock to but it’s really a tale of a woman in love with an historical novelist’s work and being badly let down. It’s true romantic fiction in all its guises with some lovely characters and a fun Austen setting. Apparently it’s the beginning of a trilogy, all set in Austen locations.

Comparison: Katie Fforde, Alexandra Potter, Lucy Dillon.

If you like Victoria Connelly you might also like to read books by Alexandra Potter, Katie Fforde and Judy Astley.

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A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

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!

Reviews

Praise for Victoria Connelly:

'Sunshine on a rainy day'
Lisa Jewell

'Witty and original'
The Romantic Novelists Association

'Victoria writes with a deliciously light touch and joyous enthusiasm'
Fiona Walker

'Oozing goodness and charm'

The Daily Record

About the Author

Victoria Connelly

Victoria Connelly was brought up in Norfolk and studied English literature at Worcester University before becoming a teacher in North Yorkshire. After getting married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales, she moved to London where she lives with her artist husband and a mad springer spaniel.

She has three novels published in Germany and the first, Flights of Angels, was made into a film. Victoria and her husband flew out to Berlin to see it being filmed and got to be extras in it.

Her first novel in the UK, Molly's Millions, is a romantic comedy about a lottery winner who gives it all away. A Weekend With Mr Darcy is the first book in a planned series to be set in the world of Austen addicts, which is a wonderful excuse for Victoria to read all the books and watch all the gorgeous film and TV adaptations again.

Victoria is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and has a short story called Mummies and Daddies - set in the mummy rooms of the British Museum - in their 50th anniversary anthology, Loves Me, Loves Me Not.

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Publication date

16th September 2010

Author

Victoria Connelly

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Historical romance

ISBN

9781847562258

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