By P. D. James
A unprecedented assembly of literary genius: P. D. James, lengthy one of the so much fashionable secret writers of our time, attracts the characters of Jane Austen’s liked novel Pride and Prejudice right into a story of homicide and emotional mayhem.
it really is 1803, six years considering that Elizabeth and Darcy launched into their lifestyles jointly at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Their peaceable, orderly global turns out nearly unassailable. Elizabeth has chanced on her footing because the chatelaine of the good house. They have effective sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, dwell within sight; her father visits usually; there's positive discuss the clients of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And arrangements are less than approach for his or her much-anticipated annual autumn ball.
Then, at the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A trainer careens up the force wearing Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who together with her husband, the very doubtful Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With surprising suddenness, Pemberley is plunged right into a scary mystery.
encouraged via a lifelong ardour for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the realm of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the buzz and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime tale, as merely she will write it.
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I stopped and stared but he walked on without me. I hurried to catch up. “Back when Byrdie and her mama first came to Piney Grove to worship, there was an old busybody in the congregation by the name of Ethel Cox. She had something ill to say about everybody. My mama was in charge of organizing the bake sale that year and she held a meeting at our house. Well, there wasn’t much talk about a bake sale that night. It was stuffy so Mama had opened the windows. I stood outside smoking and heard the whole thing.
He’ll never leave Bloodroot Mountain because the Cotters have lived here for generations, but I wonder if he ever wants to dust his hands of this place and move on. Millertown was the big city to me back then, before I went to Knoxville with Daddy once to buy a washing machine. Now I see it for what it really is, a country town with old houses and glass-sprinkled lots and the smokestacks of dirty-looking factories looming over everything. The buildings on Main Street are falling into disrepair but they still have character, with tall windows and painted brick and arched doorways.
One time I caught him off by hisself hid in the corn patch, reading a book of poems. His face got red as a beet and he flew so mad I thought he was going to fight me, just because I knowed he liked to read poems. ” Mr. Barnett talked about Myra’s granny, too. He said he could see why Macon was drawn to Byrdie, even though she wasn’t much to look at. She was brash and sassy and tough. “I seen her bury every one of her children and take to her bed for months at a time,” Mr. Barnett said. “But someway she always got back on her feet.