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March Book Discussion: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Thanks to our fellow member, Dhaval, we've decided that the next two months books will go together.  First, we will be reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  The discussion for this book will be April 2 (I know not techincally in March but better for calendars).  Then we will be reading Longbourn by Jo Baker and discussing it on April 30. 

A description on Loungbourn is below. Look forward to seeing everyone on the 2nd!

Overview

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 more careful with 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’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen’s classic—into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars—and, in doing so, creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/longbourn-jo-baker/1114590780?ean=9780385351232

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    NOT relevant to this book ... but if anyone is STILL interested in going to the Importance of Being Earnest play in DC ... they have seats available for the Sunday 7:30pm show. http://tickets.shakespearetheatre.org/single/SelectSeatingSYOS.aspx?p=15808&z=118

    I'll be going. Let me know if you wanna go.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might be running late, but will try to be there as soon as possible.

    March 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      well that's pretty unacceptable

      March 13, 2014

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