Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

Follies Past:
a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice

Author: Melanie Kerr
Kindle Edition
File Size: 1664 KB
Print Length: 281 pages
Publisher: Petticoat Press (January 6, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon Link

About the book: 

"I must now mention a circumstance which I would wish to forget myself, and which no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being..."

So begins Mr. Darcy to lay before Elizabeth his faithful narrative of Mr. Wickham's villainy toward his sister, Georgiana. The facts he sets out are brief but potent. They contain a story unto themselves, and that story is the subject of this book.

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.

Follies Past:
a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice


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Read about the making of this trailer, and 2 others, at

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