Who Needs Mr Darcy?
The further adventures of Mrs Lydia Wickham - nee Bennet - as she seeks fortune and excitement in Regency London following her early widowhood. After all, she's never been afraid of scandal . . .
Mr Wickham turned out to be a disappointing husband in many ways, the most notable being his early demise on the battlefields of Waterloo. And so Lydia Wickham, nee Bennet, still not twenty and ever-full of an enterprising spirit, must make her fortune independently.
A lesser woman, without Lydia's natural ability to flirt uproariously on the dancefloor and cheat seamlessly at the card table, would swoon in the wake of a dashing highwayman, a corrupt banker and even an amorous Royal or two. But on the hunt for a marriage that will make her rich, there's nothing that Lydia won't turn her hand to . . .
Taking in London, Paris and Brighton, Who Needs Mr Darcy? details the charming, lively and somewhat dastardly further exploits of the youngest Bennet sister. Pride and Prejudice this isn't and Mr Darcy certainly won't be rescuing her this time.
Jean Burnett lives in Bristol. Over a long and interesting career, she has worked in advertising, won prizes for her writing and has travelled the world. She is an expert on all things Jane Austen - especially on what Lydia Bennet did next . . .
- Other details
- ISBN: 9780751547047
- Publication date: 27 Sep 2012
- Page count: 416
High-spirited, great fun and full of rackety Georgian atmosphere — Daily Mail
The plot romps along in this funny and charming novel . . . it'll have you chuckling to yourself throughout - a perfect book to curl up with as the evenings draw in — Bristol Magazine