Follies Past: a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice

Follies Past: a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice by Melanie Kerr

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Taking its facts from Austen’s own words, Follies Past opens almost a year before the opening of Pride and Prejudice itself, at Pemberley, at Christmas. Fourteen-year-old Georgiana has just been taken from school and is preparing to transfer to London in the spring. It follows Georgiana to London, to Ramsgate and into the arms of the charming and infamous Mr. Wickham. To read this book is to step back into the charming world of Jane Austen’s England, to pass a few more hours with some of her beloved characters, sympathetically portrayed as they might have been before ever they came to Netherfield, and to discover a host of new characters each with engaging histories of their own. Authentic in its use of language and meticulously researched, it is a truly diverting entertainment.

7 thoughts on “Follies Past: a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice

  1. This is a phenomenal read. Unfortunately the vote page here entered a two-star rating when I had entered a five star, which this book most certainly deserves. If you enter a a vote, please ensure the number of stars entered matches what is being posted.

    • With over 20,000 votes, this is the first time anyone has suggested we have a problem like this. Perhaps a little finger trouble? 🙂
      Any way, as your intention was to award 5 stars, and the count is still low, I’ve upgraded the rating.

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