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Mr Darcy's Guide to Pemberley - Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover – 2017
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From its very first appearance 200 years ago on the pages of Jane Austen's masterpiece, Pemberley has captured the hearts and imagination of generations and fashioned its own army of devoted followers. Over the years Pemberley has become synonymous with tasteful grandeur, peaceful comfort and the charm of a well-loved old English stately home. Time and time again millions of Jane Austen's devoted readers sigh with Elizabeth's feeling that "to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!"
This book gives you the opportunity to walk the grounds of Pemberley guided by its master, none other than Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy himself. Mr Darcy invites you to visit his home and discover its beauty and secrets, led by him every step of the way. Beautifully presented, with a gold embossed dust cover, full of colourful illustrations, carefully researched descriptions, detailed maps, and gentle references to Jane Austen's immortal text - this book is an amazing present for an Austen enthusiast as well as to anyone, who loves the English countryside and is interested in history.
"This sumptuous book allows us to tour Pemberley in a new and unique way in the company of its illustrious owner with words that bring this "large, handsome stone building" to life with a sense of history and belonging." Hazel Mills, Founder Member of The Jane Austen Cambridge Group
"It is a treasure to be kept at your bedside table to be read before bed as a prelude to wonderful dreams." Rita L. Watts, All Things Jane Austen
About the book: Beautifully presented 28 x 21 cm hardback book, with a gold embossed dust cover, full of colourful illustrations, carefully researched descriptions, detailed maps, and gentle references to Jane Austen's immortal text. This book is an ideal present for a Jane Austen enthusiast as well as for anyone, who loves English countryside and is interested in British architecture and history.
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The quality of the book is almost as stunning as its contents! From the beautifully illustrated book jacket with its gold lettering, to the well-laid out pages, this hard-back landscape book is perfect for any coffee table. The pages are thick and smooth to the touch, making it a pleasure to turn each one - and what a pleasure awaits as you do!
This ‘Guide to Pemberley’ is written from the master himself, Mr Darcy, and it is accompanied by watercolours, maps and drawings from his wife, Elizabeth, and his sister, Georgiana, as you are given a private tour of the grounds of this stunning estate.
If you love Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, then you will delight in this glimpse into one aspect of the lives of Mr and Mrs Darcy and their family at their home in Derbyshire. It is a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and history of the Pemberley estate and to feel you are being invited to share in it.
Whatever your literary preferences, however, this is a treat for anyone who loves history, English landscapes, stately homes and stunning gardens. Filled with beautiful illustrations and told with a creative writing style, this is a book to treasure.
Within the pages of this book, printed to the highest standards, you will begin by finding Mr Darcy sitting in his study, intent upon his work, under the loving gaze of his wife watching him from the miniature on his desk. Then you will be treated to glimpses of Pemberley presented as sumptuous watercolours created by Miss Darcy, where every shade and every stroke emphasizes the beauty of a historical building known to some as Lyme Park, and forever treasured by many as the iconic Pemberley.
Apart from bearing witness to J.B. Grantham’s enduring love for Mr and Mrs Darcy and their home, what this book does best, in my opinion, is to seamlessly and convincingly blend the true history of Lyme Park with the history of the Darcys. You’ll find detailed watercolours of the beautiful country house and learn more about how it came to be built and when, and likewise about the ancient clock, and the stone fountain in the middle of the inner courtyard. You’ll be enchanted by several views of the house, with its undulating reflection in a well-known lake; not in a well-known pond, but be not alarmed, the pond features in the book too. As does the towering lime-tree that marks the spot of a certain encounter made forever memorable, even if one of the protagonists was ‘less formally attired,’ but as handsome as in his portrait, as Mrs Gardiner pointed out. You’ll find hidden corners and colourful gardens, where Elizabeth is strolling among the rhododendrons, alone or with her adoring husband, and several maps presented as sketches drawn by Mrs Darcy on her many rambles.
With every sketch and every exquisite page, ‘Mr Darcy’s Guide to Pemberley’ brings the ancient building to life and shows it as the home of our favourite characters, where their ‘happily ever after’ unfolds before our very eyes. I hope you’ll travel to Pemberley in your imagination with Mr Darcy’s Guide, and that you'll love the journey as much as I did.
Mrs. Julia Grantham has poured her heart into this creation,, so we can all experience a guided tour of Pemberley with Mr. Darcy. The watercolours are lush and beautifully rendered. I truly cannot pick a favourite walk, but I do know I would one day like to visit in mid to late Spring or early Summer just to experience the Rhododendron Walk and Rose Garden. I can just imagine the aromas as I breathe in.
"This rose is bright and beautiful, naturally elegant without pretence, but strong and stubborn also - it blossoms from early spring well into the wintr's frosts." ("Elizabeth" quote from book)
This will be a treasure that I will lovingly display for all to enjoy!