I bought this book when I was in England. Having heard about it before it was one of the things I had planned to buy when over there. And upon arriving at the airport in England I went into one of the bookstores they have there (it has become a sort of tradition, you always have to go there when arriving!) and one of the first things I saw was this book on the shelf! However I waited to buy it until just before I was leaving to go back home, I would’t have had too much time for reading during the week anyway.
A Weekend With Mr Darcy is a new book written by Victoria Connelly (who I also got to meet briefly in Bath during the festival) and it is a novel about Jane Austen fans basically. The story revolves around two girls; Katherine Roberts and Robyn Love, both of them devoted Janeites. Neither of them quite happy with the way life is treating them at present they are both looking forward to a weekend away at the beautiful estate Purley Hall where an annual Jane Austen conference is being held. It will be a weekend with more than they bargained for, a weekend with Jane Austen = you never know what will happen… 😉
One thing I really like about books like this one is the way you recognize so much in them! They talk about books, films and places, it’s all so familiar! I love that!
A few days after coming home from England I came down with a violent cold and was forced to spend a couple of days in bed, and then this book was perfect! Exactly the kind of book to curl up with and forget about not feeling well! I found it to be a delightful book, and I can’t wait for number two and three in the series!
It’s a book I would definitely recommend! 🙂