Sunday, September 9, 2012
Mrs Darcys Dilemma by Diana Birchall
This should be called Mrs Darcys Dilemmas, poor woman beset with heart rendering decisions and terrible decisions. Diana Burchill obviously relishes the baddies and has managed to get them all in this tale. Lydia definitely has not improved with age and is very difficult to get rid of.
Caroline Bingley that was, is nastier and even more bitter and Lady Catherine de Bourgh is truly despicable, add to this list of villains, three new ones Lydia’s eldest daughter and can you believe that Jane and Bingleys only son is a spoilt brat, and the put upon Elizabeth and Darcys eldest son has not fared much better, being totally self absorbed and thoughtless.
With all these unpleasant people around, it’s no wonder that poor Elizabeth is having a hard time of it.
It’s difficult to understand why Darcy does not kick all their relatives out, but this Darcy has mellowed a lot from the days of Pride and Prejudice.
There are loads of twists and turns and this book drew me in and kept me interested through to the last word on the last line on the last page. I almost wanted to start at the beginning again.
But with so many books and so little time, it’s onwards.