Monday, 14 November 2011
P D James & Pemberley!
I don't how this book has only just come to my attention, but it sounds wonderful. P D James is one of my favourite mystery writers. Her books, and the television adaptations of them, are wonderful.
This book has a different focus though. It's set six years after the end of Pride and Prejudice and begins with a late night arrival at Pemberley by Lydia, whose husband Mr Wickham has been murdered!
I'm not a huge fan of what happened after the happily ever after books, but if anyone can do it P. D. James can.
I'm also completely inspired that P. D. James didn't start writing until she retired, and is now 91 and has published over 20 books - it is never to late :)
Death Comes to Pemberley is out now in the UK, and out on the 6th December in the USA.
I much prefer the USA cover. It's much nicer than that yellow, I prefer the font too.
Do you like retellings, works inspired by Jane Austen? What's your favourite?