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"Pride and Prejudice"-esque Books?

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Initial post: Jul 13, 2012 3:20:18 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
Are there any others apart from "Slightly Dangerous" by Mary Balogh, which remains one of my favourite historicals? I mean in terms of plot and characters, not so much a fanfiction sequel, although I did think the Mr. Darcy series by Pamela Aidan was very good. Or are there any contemporary "Pride and Prejudice" adaptations? I've been absolutely loving the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube ( - highly recommended if you're a Pride and Prejudice fan - and the story always adapts well even to a modern setting, I think.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 3:53:38 PM PDT
A favourite Pride and Prejudice adaptation of mine would be Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Fields by Melissa Nathan. I think it may have been retitled though, Acting Up or something like that. Essentially the h is a column writer for a magazine who is cast as Elizabeth in a stage adaptation of P & P. The idea is that the play is being put on as part of a charity benefit thing so it features members of the press, some recognised actors and some ordinary people. The H is a famous, Oscar winning Hollywood actor who is in charge of the production. They quickly fall into traditional P & P roles, he is suitably cold and stand offish at the start and the h immediately dislikes him. It is a good modern take on the story very sweet and very funny. I'd really recommend it and another by this author which is a modern take on Persuasion (my favourite) called Persuading Annie.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 3:56:11 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
Oh, I actually read that one recently! Thanks for reminding me. :) And I haven't read "Persuading Annie", so I'll definitely check it out. It was very sad what happened to Melissa Nathan; I think her last book was published posthumously and includes a dedication to her family when she knew she was dying.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 4:15:56 PM PDT
Lisa says:
I liked Bridget Jones's Diary and the Edge of Reason. Stephanie Bond wrote a P&P like novel titled Kill the Competition which I thought was good. Then there's According to Jane by Marilyn Brant and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud. And a YA Priide and Popularity by Jenni James.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 5:32:48 PM PDT
I know I am a fan of all of her books and was so sad to read that she passes away. Her dedication was so touching it nearly had me in tears when I read it.

I can't recommend Persuading Annie enough I loved her take on Persuasion and as always with her writing it has some great laugh out loud moments

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 2:34:06 PM PDT
Carole says:
I highly recommend Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field: A Novel I've read it several times and enjoy it each time.
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