“Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.”
If you’ve ever felt like that, you’re in the right place.
It’s the continuing story of the rather appalling Mary Bennet, starting two or three years after the end of Pride and Prejudice. The novel takes Mary on a journey from unlikeable caricature to a nicer, happier, and more rounded person – with a little help from family and new friends.
I aimed to be as true to Jane Austen’s original as any 21st-century writer could be, and I wanted to write the Pride and Prejudice sequel that I would have liked to read. So I tried to make it funny, intelligent but also with emotions at the heart of it.