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The characters are very well developed.
Book #77 Read in 2013 Longbourn by Jo Baker This book revolves around the servants, and their points of view, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
They did not seem like they cared much for their servants, for if something bad happened to them, they did not seem to notice.
No thanks. As a primary literary purist, it ruins a book for me when a modern author tries to make money off Jane Austen's name, but gives her characters a modern, sexual updo. Read morePublished 2 days ago by GeorgiaCath
If you're a Jane Austen fan you've undoubtedly read many sequels or take-offs that were sub-par in quality. This one in comparison is excellent. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mollie Sue
I enjoyed the descriptions and writing style. The grittiness of the work and the loyalty of the servants to one another was very interesting. Read morePublished 5 days ago by avid reader
What a glorious book! I loved it.
I am a Jane Austen junkie. Anything with Jane Austenish take on it, and I'll read at least 150 pages before I give up and decide it's a... Read more
Excellent addition to the Bennet/Darcy exploration! Below the stairs are compelling stories of life in service. Mrs. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Lynn Whitman
I am sure I was supposed to read Pride and Prejudice at some point in my educational career, but I am sure that I didn't! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Marzy-oats
4.5 stars. Longbourn is a cleverly written, Pride and Prejudice variation told from the standpoint of the servants below stairs. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Laurie I