The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice
We know Elizabeth Bennett’s story through Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’. What about Lydia, her wayward youngest sister? Suppose she’d taken up Mary’s unwanted birthday gift of a diary, given that Lydia might’ improve her mind’. Lydia wails that ‘nothing EVER happens’ in the depths of the English countryside. What if this diary of the year from her fifteenth birthday proves otherwise? ‘Lydia‘ is recommended to anyone who loves Jane Austen, character driven or historical writing. Natasha Farrant has worked magic in this creation.
Nominated for the Carnegie Media, the UKLA book award and the Guardian Fiction prize.