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Longbourn - Jo Baker
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3.50 10
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345813602 (034581360X)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 Longbourn ★★★★☆
This was a terrific first-half read. The back half lost some steam and I lost some of my buy-in to plot and characters. What was a fascinating look at what life might have been like for the servants propping up the various featured characters and households in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice becam...
Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it
4.0 Longbourn
I never thought it was possible to think less of Wickham, detest Mr. Bennet more so, or sympathize with Mrs. Bennet despite her goings on about her nerves. In the kitchens and horse barns real characters live and work, ones which I found easier to connect with than Elizabeth or Jane who are represe...
danae rated it
I did not like this book. Sorry.First of all, several people describe it as a retelling of Pride and Prejudice and i think that's really misleading. This book has little to do with P&P and that was disappointing to me. Just as the servants were in the background of P&P, P&P was in the background of ...
Robin's Reads
Robin's Reads rated it
3.5 Longbourn, by Jo Baker: a Book review
The story of Pride and Prejudice, but seen through the eyes of the hidden class, the servants in the Bennett household. If you are a dyed-in-the-wool P&P fanatic, this might just turn you off, because the characters in P&P are mere backstory here. In addition, it is a somewhat moody novel, even bl...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 LONGBOURN by Jo Baker
This gives us the servant's point of view of Longbourn and the Bennet family. While everything focuses on making advantageous marriages in Pride and Prejudice, Longbourn focuses on the servants who make that possible by taking care of the house, kitchen, and laundry. I liked the people who served bu...
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