Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pemberley Revisited

Pride, Prejudice, and P.D. James
Due out next week is the U.S. edition of Death Comes to Pemberely by critically acclaimed British crime novelist, P.D. James. The author, a life-long admirer of Jane Austen's classic novels, takes us back to Pemberley where a murder tale unfolds.

Though we've only read excerpts from the book, we predict this one will find its way in to the land of must-read.  Fans of Austen or James?  Place your holds...

Further Reading, Listening, and Viewing
Fans of Austen's books probably won't need a refresher course on Pride and Prejudice (different formats, incarnations or loosely based-on, parody) any more than P.D. James fans are likely to forget the likes of Devices and Desires, Children of Men, Original Sin, or Certain Justice.

If you are a fan of one author but don't know much about the other, consider reading outside the box!

About Jane Austen
A Jane Austen Education : How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and The Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
Jane Austen : A Life by Claire Tomalin
Jane Austen, Obstinate Heart : A Biography by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

Surf's Up

Enjoy an interview with P.D. James, courtesy of the U.K.'s Telegraph or visit The Republic of Pemberley.