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The True Darcy Spirit by Elizabeth Aston


The True Darcy Spirit by Elizabeth Aston

A richly entertaining recreation of Regency London, as the next generation of Darcy girls have to make their way in a society that doesn't always appreciate their wit, determination and sense of fun. This is the story of Cassandra, a young cousin to the children of Mr and Mrs Darcy of `Pride and Prejudice'. She's a worthy heir to them in every way - she speaks her mind, is shrewd and talented - but, sad to say, she makes one very major mistake as a result of her impetuousness. Cast out of her respectable place in the world, she has to make her own way. But in a London that regards any attractive, independent young lady with deep suspicion, how can she avoid coming upon the town? This is an unashamedly light and fun read which will appeal to all fans of the perennially popular Jane Austen. Its detail is accurate, its language accesible but authentic - it's the perfect read for all of us who've seen the films, bought the DVDs, reread the originals, but still want more.


`Those who enjoy Austen will certainly enjoy Aston's work, as will historical readers who want an engaging plot and characters.
Library Journal

`The invented daughters are fun...and their ups and downs in London society make a lively story.
Joan Aiken

Publishers Weekly

`In the mode of Heyer and Austen, Elizabeth Aston...comments on the period with affection, respect and a ready wit.
Good Book Guide

`This novel is written with grace, charm and wit...It is an entertaining, engaging and engrossing romp through Regency London that sparkles like the champagne which is opened at the end of the novel
Historical Novels Review

About the Author

Elizabeth Aston is a passionate Jane Austen devotee who studied English at Oxford. She lives in Oxford and Italy with her family. For more information, go to

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Publication date

1st July 2009


Elizabeth Aston

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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


352 pages


Historical fiction



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