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Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House characters Ï 107 free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters Sarah Waters ó 7 read His Chawton House Estate that she had the peace and security to pick up her pen again All of her novels were written or published while she lived thereDancing with Mr Darcy is the very best short fiction inspired by Jane Austen or Chawton House as judged by Sarah Waters bes. Actual rating 255This collection of 20 stories are all inspired by Austen s life her work or Chawton House Library or the cottage on the Chawton estate where Austen was at her most prolific While they re decent stories for the most part you wouldn t always know they were Austen related without being told and many of them are not that memorable I had to remind myself of several of the stories as I was looking at the contents and that really isn t a good signThere are some good ideas here and some interesting connections with Austen but as I said that connection for many of the stories wouldn t really be clear without the author s note explaining their inspiration which appears at the end of each story I think perhaps it might have been useful to have that note on inspiration at the start of each story so that the reader would know where to look for the connections to Austen Some are very obvious but there are a few that aren t having only the most tenuous connection to AustenThere are a couple of sweet stories Eight Years Laterand Second Fruits both Persuasion retellings are nice and I liked Snowmelt which is inspired by Chawton House Library rather than Austen in particular as well The Delaford Ladies Detective Agency was funny and unusual and One Character in Search of Her Love Story Role was a fun piece of intertextuality that reminded me of the Thursday Next books Jayne was an interesting exploration of Austen s focus on financial security for women and Jane Austen over the Styx which won the short story competition that each story in this volume was an entrant in was well done and captured some of Austen s unpleasant characters very wellThere are only a handful of memorable stories here though the rest sort of fade into the background really which is a pity Perhaps the number of stories should have been reduced to make the book make of an impact I think the title is a bit misleading as well Mr Darcy doesn t have a large presence here I do like that the stories don t just retell Pride and Prejudice but I don t think the calibre of stories is particularly high

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Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House characters Ï 107 free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters Sarah Waters ó 7 read Traumatized by her parents’ decision to give up the rectory in Hampshire where she grew up Austen had been unable to write for ten years During that time she moved from one rented property to another and it was only when her brother Edward offered her a permanent home in. Dancing With Mr Darcy is a fabulous book A book reviewer isn t supposed to reveal an opinion right away but I have many reasons for liking this compilation which began as a short story competition in 2009 sponsored by Chawton House Library to celebrate the bicentenary of Jane Austen s arrival in the Hampshire village of Chawton This was a momentous occasion in Jane s life for she would enjoy her most productive years thereDancing with Mr Darcy is great for bed time readingWhen my head hits the pillow I can stay awake for 20 minutes at the most That s just the right amount of time to savor one of these stories which is between 2000 2500 words in length reflect upon it and turn off the light The book will remain on your bedstand for at least 20 nights if you stick to this schedule But here s the kicker It s hard to put downThe stories are truly originalThe inspiration for these stories was taken from any theme in Jane Austen s novels like a character or single sentence Authors could also draw upon Chawton House an Elizabethan mansion as their muse Whatever they decided they were encouraged to get their creative juices flowing And were they everThe book opens with a story inspired by Chawton and a dead Jane Austen crossing the River Styx She is accused in a Higher Court by the older female characters she created for wilfully portraying them as manipulative harpies and scolds I wondered how author Victoria Owen would resolve this curious plot but it ended beautifully and logically Another story that drew my attention was Felicity Cowie s One Character in Search of Her Love Story Role in which the central charcter Hannah Peel a contemporary heroine finds her voice by interacting with classic literary heroines including Jane Bennet and Jane EyreFresh voices are given an opportunity to shineUnknown authors do not often get to compete in a public forum for an opportunity to have their work published with the backing of a prestigious institution I read the short biographies at the end of the book and while many of the authors took creative writing or majored in English some are still students one lives on a farm another is a book reviewer several are scholars another is a math and science teacher and yet another was educated to be a lady With such a variety of backgrounds it is no wonder that the stories are not clich dMany of the tales had contemporary settings and there were times that I had to puzzle out just what their connection was to Jane Austen or Chawton house Like all compilations I preferred some stories over others such as Kelly Brendel s Somewhere inspired by a passage in Mansfield Park and Eight Years Later which is Elaine Grotefeld s take of love lost and found again in the mode of PersuasionJane Austen would have approvedThe variety of the stories and their excellence and fresh approach to the Austenesue genre makes this book stand out from the pack Jane Austen would have approved of their original plots their intelligent writing and the variety of ideas that sprang from the original impetus These twenty stories were selected from 300 submissions and one can only imagine how many good stories barely missed the cutSarah Waters at Chawton House July 2009 Image Chawton HouseIn a different way I found this compilation eually as thrilling as A Truth Universally Acknowledged edited by Susannah Carson a book of critical insights by famous authors about Jane Austen that I adored and reviewed late last year Stories that are judged weighted or juried tend to have an edginess and contemporary bite that attract meIn this instance the stories were judged by a Chair judge Sarah Waters the author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith and a panel of judges BBC journalist Lindsay Ashford author Mary Hammond Rebecca Smith five times great niece of Jane Austen descended through her brother Frances and freelance editor Janet ThomasThe book is available today at your local or online bookseller Run don t walk to obtain your own copy I give it three out of three Regency fans and then some

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Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House characters Ï 107 free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters Sarah Waters ó 7 read Tselling author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith In addition to featuring the winning piece of fiction and nineteen other stories this anthology contains introductions from Sarah Waters as well as from Rebecca Smith the great great great great great niece of Jane Auste. Every now and then I like to change up my reading habits a bit and pick up an anthology of short stories I was intrigued by this one being a fan of Jane Austen as it s a compilation of stories from the Jane Austen Short Story Competition Some of these stories are really great and I wish they would be expounded into full novels I really enjoyed Jane Austen over the Styx and it is the winner Cleverclogs Snowmelt One Character in Search of Her Love Story Role which makes me want to go find the book by Felicity Cowie that she was working on when she wrote this short story as character development and The School Trip There were a few that I didn t like at all and I wish The School Trip had ended the anthology as it catches the spirit of writing and being inspired by Jane Austen I also enjoyed reading the authors notes at the end of each story in what their inspiration was and what Jane Austen has to do with their story even if I felt a few of them were stretching it uite a bit Overall a pretty great read I think I ll go re read Persuasion now


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    read & download Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House Sarah Waters ó 7 read free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters Actual rating 255This collection of 20 stories are all inspired by Austen's life her work or Chawton House Library or the cottage on the Chawton estate where Austen was at her most prolific While they're decent stories for the most part you wouldn't always know they were Austen related without being told and many of them are not that memorable I had to remind myself of several of the stories as I was looking at the contents and th

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    PDF/EBOOK (Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House) free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters read & download Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House Every now and then I like to change up my reading habits a bit and pick up an anthology of short stories I was intrigued by this one being a fan of Jane Austen as it's a compilation of stories from the Jane Austen Short Story Competition Some of these stories are really great and I wish they would be expounded into full

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    PDF/EBOOK (Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House) free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters Sarah Waters ó 7 read I was fully prepared to enjoy this collection of short stories the winning entries from a competition held in 2009 The first one was a disappointment but I kept going anyway In fact I struggled right on through

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    free read à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Sarah Waters PDF/EBOOK (Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House) Don't let the title fool you I didn't really enjoy any of these short stories Most aren't even based on particular Jane Austen books but on inspirations from those who have been to Chawton House Library

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