“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

If you know that quote and love it, you will absolutely adore this book. Mr Darcy, written by Alex Field and illustrated by Peter Carnavas is Pride & Prejudice for kids. There’s a Mr Darcy (of course), a duck who lived by himself on the edge of Pemberly Park. And there’s a Lizzy in the story too (yay!). She’s often accompanied by her sisters. There’s also Bingley (a horse) and Caroline and Maria his friends. If you’re not smitten yet, here’s a snippet of the book:

As Mr Darcy turned the corner he tripped and fell right in front of Lizzy and her sisters.

“Mr Darcy, this is a surprise,” said Lizzy. “Are you in good health?”

Mr Darcy replied that he was in excellent health.

How cute! Perhaps if I read this often enough to my children, they’ll start to converse in this manner? Ahh, the Pride & Prejudice fan within me can barely contain the excitement. If you’re a fan too, make sure you get your hands on a copy of this book. If not for your children, get it for yourself, (wink wink).


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