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  • Published: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552779517
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Longbourn

The unputdownable Richard and Judy pick




Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice below stairs - the story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household. A Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK
'Utterly engrossing' Guardian

It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and raw. Domestic life below stairs, ruled with a tender heart and an iron will by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman, bearing secrets and the scent of the sea.

What readers are saying:

'A novel to be savoured'
'Highly recommended'
'Very enjoyable exploration of the background to Pride and Prejudice'

  • Published: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552779517
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Jo Baker

JO BAKER is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling LONGBOURN and A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE. Her new novel, THE BODY LIES, is a thrilling contemporary novel that explores violence against women in fiction but is also a disarming story of sexual politics. Jo Baker lives with her family in Lancashire.

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Praise for Longbourn

Powerful...an especially appealing, and timely, reworking of the classic. Baker’s novel goes beyond escapist fantasy, drawing subtle comparisons between past and present

New Yorker

A fresh and engrossing story from below the stairs of Pride and Prejudice

Woman and Home

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