1814 - 1819
A further continuation of
Pride and Prejudice
Paperback - 210 pages; (July 1, 2003)
iUniverse; ISBN: 059528372
Written by Lynne Robson
(9/7/2003 3:54 p.m.)
More Letters from Pemberley
I have just finished reading the above new sequel, I really enjoyed the
first Letters From Pemberley
the first year, but felt that this book was a bit of a
down in some ways I suppose it was because I had looked forward to it
The letters are to a mixture of people, it gives a good insight to how
happy Darcy and Elizabeth are with their children until
tragedy strikes and one of their daughters dies of fever, Lizzy
then a year later has to cope with the
fact she may lose her husband after a bad accident but all ends well
and she has another child
a son towards the end of the book.
It is a good read if you read both books
as you don't loose the thread from the last book as it does follow on.
So read and enjoy
both books together.
Written by Vania (9/9/2003
I read Letters from Pemberley
and More Letters.. one after
the other. I
liked both of them.
It was interesting to read Mrs. Darcy's letters in her early years of
problem with this first book was that Mrs. Bingley's letters to her
weren't shown. It would have been better to see Jane's
own words and how Lizzy responded to them.
In "More Letters from Pemberley"
writes to more people: Mrs. Bingley, Mr. Darcy, Mrs.Bennet, Kitty,
Humphry Repton, etc. The second
book had its "realistic" tragedies for that period, but somehow the
author was able to deal with
these without subjecting the Darcys to too much melodrama. The
situations were sad and
(loss of a child, an accident), but none of the
type of stories. Nothing wrong with those, just a little too
There was a play of names, too: the
Norlands, Eleanor Steventon, Weldon Abbey, all that. =)
Written by Lynne Robson
I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first one, for me there was
too much angst for Lizzy and Darcy I shall not spoil the book for you.
It has letters from Jane, Darcy, Lizzy, and Mrs Gardener. The letters
are not just one year they cover about five years of the marriage of
Lizzy and Darcy, Jane and Bingley. I found that some of the letters
were quite upsetting as you could feel the pain in them. All in All it
was a good read and I enjoyed it but not as much as the first one.
Written by Vania
I liked it, but not as much as Letters
from Pemberley. One source of the
angst was realistic for the time, but difficult to read about the
Written by Kathi (November
28, 2004 )
I have read them both as well. I thought Letters
from Pemberley was rather fun, but not really outstanding, and that
More Letters from Pemberley was a big improvement on it, much
more substantial. I don't want to give anything away, but there was one
incident that came as a big shock that was handled very well and
realistically, I thought, and another that came out of the blue and
that I could never understand the point of. But overall, I recommend it
more than the first one (although it might help to read the first one).
Review by Linda
Waldemar, 15 March 2005
This author's first book, Letters
from Pemberley covers only letters from Elizabeth to her sister,
Jane, during the first year of the marriage of the
Darcys and Bingleys. This continuation covers 1814 through 1819 and has
letters written to others, as well; Aunt Gardiner, Sir Humphrey Repton,
Mr Darcy, when he is away from Pemberley, Charlotte, Mrs Bennet, Lady
Catherine, Lady Mansfield, Eleanor Steventon and her sister, Kitty. The
events chronicled are happy, sad, tragic, as well as commonplace.
As in the previous book, a number of characters from Jane Austen's
other novels appear with different names: Sir Richard and Lady
Mansfield; Mrs Norland and her daughters, Anna and Fanny; Mr and Mrs
Daley of Weldon Abbey; and others. It is slightly amusing to identify
The only character whose personality we can judge is Elizabeth since
she is the author of all the correspondence. I found nothing in the
letters that was inconsistent is Jane Austen's character; she is very
plausible. Her accounts of Mr. Darcy also sound reasonable.
This book is a very pleasant read. I recommend it.