Longbourn: A Novel.
What were the servants doing while Elizabeth and Darcy were falling in love? This moving novel imagines their lives. Follow orphaned housemaid Sarah on her rounds of scrubbing her hands sore. Stern Mrs Hill prepares what the Bennets eat when visitors arrive. The events of Austen's novel have their counterpart events below stairs, along with romance, heartbreak and intrigue. Another view of Austen's world that is original and gripping. Alfred A. Knopf. NY. Hb, dj. List $25.95. NEW. $12.00