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This Week I Am Reading… Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling by Laura Wood

Thursday 20 January 2022

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling by Laura Wood (Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 9+)

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Newly released, Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling by YA shortlisted author Laura Wood, brings Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy’s romance to life once more in a stunning and truly accessible retelling of Austen’s beloved classic.

Witty, intelligent Elizabeth Bennet has no desire for a marriage of convenience. And when she meets the handsome, wealthy Mr Darcy, her opinion of him is quickly set: he is aloof, selfish and proud – the last man in the world she would ever marry. Until their paths cross again, and again, and the pair begin to realise that first impressions can be flawed …

But as Elizabeth and Darcy become entangled in a dance through the strict hierarchies of society, will there be space for true love to bloom?

You can read the first chapter of the book here.