Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken
This book is everything I could have asked for. it takes you back to Mansfield Park and continues the story of all the family members and even sees the return of the Crawford's.
The story is well placed and engaging. The personalities stay fairly faithful although as some truths of the past come out some characters are allowed to be better and some are seen as considerably worse.
Fanny and Edmund are absent for nearly the whole story being packed off to the West Indies to sort out the families business overseas.
So the plot centers around Fannies younger sister, Susan who has taken over fannies roll of minder and companion to the indolent Lady Bertram.
The book is described as having unexpected and somewhat controversial ending. I did not find it so. I felt it was fairly neat, of course I am not going to give it away here!
If you have not read this book already, then do it’s a joy and if you have already read it, then either read it again or turn a friend onto it.