Friday, November 14, 2014

Pre-Pemberley Ball: Servants at Longbourn


Servants at Pemberley are hard at work with preparations for Saturday night's Pemberley Ball from polishing silver to baking confections for the dessert table. Their private matters and romances are set aside for the special event.

However, things are brewing at the Longbourn household from which our Bennet sisters preside.

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by Jo Baker
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The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances, the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Mentioned only fleetingly in Jane Austen’s classic, here Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Regency England and, in doing so, uncovers the real world of the novel that has captivated readers’ hearts around the world for generations.


Mr. Darcy
played by John Baragrey
Pride and Prejudice (1949)

Mr. Darcy wants to know…

If you were a servant in the Pride and Prejudice story, what position would you hold and where would you like to be posted Longbourn or Pemberley?


* image source: character map, Mr. Darcy

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  1. I would definitely want to work at Pemberley - - I couldn't take Mrs. Bennet for long. I think I would want to be lady's maid to Lizzie. She would probably be very easy to work for and with.

  2. I can handle being lady's made to Jane, since Lori is Lizzie's. I agree, Mrs. Bennett would be difficult.

  3. I would love to be a lady's maid to Georgiana. I don't think I could tolerate Longbourn.

  4. I doubt I'd like to work in that era at all. Sounds so hard.

  5. I think it would be interesting to be a lady's maid at Pemberley :)

  6. I would love to be a lady's maid to the new Mrs Darcy at Pemberley once Sarah is out of the way.

  7. I would like to be in the kitchen working with the cook.

  8. I'd love to be lady's maid in Pemberly!!

  9. Well, as it seems the ladies maid positions are all filled, maybe I could be Mrs. Reynolds' assistant.


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