Tuesday 24 February 2009

Love, Lies and Lizzie - Rosie Rushton

Love, Lies and Lizzie - Rosie Rushton

Pages: 216
Publisher: Piccadilly Press Ltd.
Release Date: 27th February 2009

Other Titles in the Series: The Secrets of Love, Summer of Secrets, Secret Schemes and Daring Dreams

What would happen if the traumas of teenage life and love from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice were transferred to the twenty-first century?

When Mrs Bennett inherits enough money to move into the kind of village she has always dreamed of, her daughters find themselves swept up in a glamorous life of partying and country pursuits.

But Lizzie and her sisters soon discover that, beneath the very smart surface, lurks a web of intrigue and rivalries…

‘For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?’ Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

The fourth of Rosie Rushton’s very successful Jane Austen updates.

Like the rest of Rosie Rushton's books, this was a quick, fun read that wraps you up in the world she's created. It was fun seeing the parallels between this and Pride and Prejudice and spotting what she had changed or altered. But saying that, she was incredibly loyal to the book and only changed what needed to be changed in order for it fit in the 21st century.

The Pride and Prejudice quotes at the beginning of each chapter were a great way to start them because it enabled me to see exactly where in the story I was and kept the connection to Pride and Prejudice in the forefront.

I'm amazed that Jane Austen's characters and storylines are still largely relevant over two-hundred years later and Rosie Rushton did an excellent job of bringing Austen's classic story to a new generation.



  1. After reading your review, I really want to read this book! I love updated stories :)

  2. Great review - really interesting. I've got this book on my to-be-read pile too, and I'm looking forward to it!

  3. im right in the middel of this book i love it

  4. I'd love to read this. Amazing how P&P just keeps on going. There was a BBC drama fairly recently called Lost In Austen about a girl who travelled back in time (through her bathroom wall, I think!) and landed in the Bennett's household in place of Lizzie. It was a bit silly but very watchable!


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