Review of ‘The Darcys and the Bingleys’

Title: The Darcys and the Bingleys: a tale of two gentlemen’s marriages to two most devoted sisters  

Author: Marsha Altman

                                                                                                     Sarah’s Pick

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular books written in English. If you loved the original and want more this is one author’s interpretation of what may have happened after Darcy and Bingley married Elizabeth and Jane.  

I found it a humorous book, not quite in Jane Austen’s style. I found the ending a little distracting however overall it was fun to read. It contains most of the characters in the original and shows us a new side to Mr Darcy. It adds some flashbacks to Darcy’s earlier days, a new generation Bingleys and Darcys, another marriage thwarted and ends as it begins, with marriage.

If you like the idea of a sequel to Pride and Prejudice you may also want to try the following:- 

Darcy & Elizabeth: nights and days at Pemberley: Pride and Prejudice continues- Linda Berdoll

Darcy’s temptation: a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice- Regina Jeffers 

Impulse and initiative: what if Mr Darcy didn’t take no for an answer? – Abigail Reynolds 

The Pemberley chronicles (series)- Rebecca Ann Collins

Mr Darcy takes a wife: Pride and Prejudice continues- Linda Berdoll

Mr Darcy’s decision: a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – Juliette Shapiro

Pemberley- Emma Tennant 

An unequal marriage: Pride and Prejudice continued- Emma Tennant

A private performance: continuing Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice- Helen halstead 

Or for a twist try:-

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: dawn of the dreadfuls- Steve Hockett 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the classic regency romance: now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem- Seth Grahame- Smith

Other books based on Jane Austen’s works:- 

Austenland: a novel- Shannon Hale

Becoming Elizabeth Bennet: create your own Jane Austen adventure – Emma Campbell Walker 

The Jane Austen book club – Karen Joy Fowler            

Sense and sensibility and sea monsters – Ben H. Winters 

So you think you know Jane Austen? A literary quizbook – John Sutherland and Deirdre La Faye

I was Jane Austen’s best friend – Cora Harrison 

Me and Mr Darcy: a novel- Alexandra Potter

Mr Darcy’s diary – Maya Slater