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[Read] ➯ Longbourn By Jo Baker – Gigonog.me • Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •  If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats Sarah often thought she’d most likely be a sight careful with them   In this irresistRead Longbourn By Jo Baker Gigonogme • Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •  If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats Sarah often thought she’d most likely be a sight careful with them   In this irresist • Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •  If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats Sarah often thought she’d most likely be a sight careful wi

Th them   In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice the servants take center stage Sarah the orphaned housemaid spends her days scrubbing the laundry polishing the floors and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household But there is just as much romance heartbreak and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs When a mysterious new footman arrives the orderly realm of the servants

longbourn ebok Longbourn PDFTh them   In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice the servants take center stage Sarah the orphaned housemaid spends her days scrubbing the laundry polishing the floors and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household But there is just as much romance heartbreak and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs When a mysterious new footman arrives the orderly realm of the servants

Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me

Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me Jo Baker is the author of six novels most recently Longbourn and A Country Road A Tree She has also written for BBC Radio and her short stories have been included in a number of anthologies She lives in Lancaster England with her husband the playwright and screenwriter Daragh Carville and their two children.

10 thoughts on “Longbourn

  1. Diane Diane says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFIt's become a cliche to love Jane Austen's books Her oeuvre is so popular that it has inspired a vast amount of fan fiction much of it crap I've been a Janeite for about 15 years and have read all of Miss Austen's works excepting her Juvenilia which I'm saving for a rainy day I've also picked up dozens of the fan novels in an effort to extend the stay in her world I say picked up rather than read because a great deal of the fanfic is insufferable and must be tossed after the first chapterLongbourn is one of the exceptions The simple description is that it is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the servants' point of view But it goes deeper than just a retelling Longbourn made the Bennet home come alive For the first time in all of my readings


  2. Deborah Markus Deborah Markus says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFHoo boyWhere do I start?Actually that's easy Any review of Longbourn should feature this warning right at the top If you are an Austen purist this book will give you a stroke and a heart attack and possibly cancer So there's thatOh also Any novel written by a non servant is apparently reuired by law to feature at least one passage in which a character who is a servant will ponder life as a person of leisure and decide Naw Overrated Yeah THAT happenedI wanted to adore this book because I'm tired of people talking about how lovely life was in the Regency No it wasn't Not even if you were rich


  3. Emily Emily says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFUnfortunately I found this to be a stuffy contemporary literary novel in historical clothing with none of the brio of Austen's own style and little insight to contribute about the characters or story of Pride and PrejudiceThere's not much logic in how the plot of this book fits in with the abov


  4. Emma Emma says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFYou'll think that I'm being silly and hyperbolic when I say books like this are the purpose that historical fiction is meant to serve but I mean it very sincerely Don't pick this book up wanting to swoon over Elizabeth and Darcy or expecting the narrative focus to be on the story Austen told in PP It's not about that It's about giving voice to the voiceless fleshing out the ghosts that would otherwise fade and be shred to pieces before the onslaught of time Blue coat black horse that was Mr Bingley The great tall fellow in the green was Mr Darcy again They clipped past the orchard in profile and oblivious to the housemaids Sarah felt herself fade She could see the leaves and branches through her hand; the sun shone straight through her skinAnd now I can't wait to go back through PP and ferret out all the glimpses of Sarah and her ilk from which Jo Baker spun this tale Longbourn is simply tremendous It's the world of Austen made real Austen in context with all the mud and blood and


  5. Margaret Sullivan Margaret Sullivan says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFReposted from my review at AustenBlogThe publication of Jo Baker’s new novel Longbourn generated the same sort of excitement as the arrival of a single gentleman of good fortune It has been described as being a cross between Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey When we heard this premise we were all admiration What a brilliant idea Two of th


  6. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFJane Austen meets Downton Abbey is the crude shorthand but this novel is so much I hardly dare say it Janeites are a fearsome bunch; such talk could get me lynched Could this be better than the original? Pride and Prejudice that is Perhaps better is not the right word but fuller Baker’s is a fully convincing and unbiased vision of early nineteenth century English life featuring multiple classes and races – and it doesn


  7. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFWhen Lizzie Bennet went traipsing through the muddy fields¹ mooning over Mr Darcy someone had to do wash those muddy petticoats When Mrs Bennet was fainting from the strain of arranging suitable marriages for her countless daughters someone had to fetch the smelling salts ¹ While the ladies of the Bennet family spent their time in the leisurely fashion of gentlewomen in music and sewing and art and dancing and attracting promisingly rich husbands someone had to run the household cook endless dinners do laundry empty the chamber pots shovel the pig shit clean the outhouse run errands scrub floors travel to the village and surrounding estates t


  8. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFI read five chapters and then I admitted defeat I threw up my arms through a sea of frothy pink fluff and pushed it aside and emerged if not a


  9. Meredith Meredith says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFThe best word to describe this book is unpleasant It was a very unpleasant reading experience But I can and will be specific First of all technically this is a Pride and Prejudice retelling from the point of view of the Longbourn servants Good idea right? I sure thought so And honestly there are some very good things in here I was very interested in hearing what kind of daily tasks made the Bennett lifestyle possible There's also a few great parts where you really see how much the servants care about each other But then First of all there's a terrible sexual awakening subplot I'm sorry if I wanted to read a romance novel I would read a romance novel Second there's a really long flashback seuence about war which has nothing to do with Pride and Prejudice at all If you want to write about the horrors of war that's fine but don't just


  10. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    Kindle Longbourn eBook ¼ È gigonog.me longbourn ebok, Longbourn PDFThree and a Half Stars In the Author’s Note at the end of Longbourn Jo Baker writes One final note in Pride and Prejudice the footman appears just once in the text when he delivers a note to Jane page 31 of Volume One in my Penguin Classics edition After that he is never mentioned again Well that is an undeniable fact But what are we to glean from th


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