Monday, December 12, 2016

Pemberley Library

Let us take a detour and sneak into the library before going to the dining hall...

Oh, looks like Mr. Bennet is creating his own stack of books for cozy reading.

HERE are a few Darcy Christmas books that may be of interest...

Christmas with Mr Darcy
by Victoria Connelly
Amazon | Goodreads

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of Jane Austen ...

Christmas is being celebrated in style at Purley Hall in Hampshire because renowned actress, Dame Pamela Harcourt, is holding a special Jane Austen Conference. Everybody’s there: Katherine and Warwick, Robyn and Dan, Kay, Adam and Gemma, and Sarah and Mia. Oh, and Mrs Soames.

But, when a rare first edition of Pride and Prejudice goes missing, the guests have to forget the fun and games and turn detective...

Mr. Darcy's Christmas
by Elizabeth Aston
Amazon | Goodreads

A joyful Christmas at Pemberley with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth - until Caroline Bingley threatens Georgiana Darcy’s future happiness.

Set in the wonderful world of Jane Austen, this sparkling and witty romantic comedy takes us to Pemberley for an enchanted Christmas, where Mr. Darcy and his family enjoy the delights of the season, culminating in a ball to celebrate his sister’s engagement. But a serpent lurks amid the greenery and Yule candles, as spiteful Caroline Bingley sets out to ruin her dear friend, Georgiana.

Haunted by her near-elopement with Mr. Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Darcy’s sister, plays safe when she accepts Francis Horsley’s proposal of marriage. As the Darcy family gather at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas, Caroline Bingley, in a fit of envy, spreads dark rumours about her friend. With the help of aloof and amused Sir Giles Hawkins, Georgiana finally finds her true Darcy spirit and fights to regain her reputation – and in doing so, finds true love.

Mr. Darcy's Night Before Christmas
by Julie Petersen
Amazon | Goodreads

Clement Clarke Moore's Christmas classic meets Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice when Mr. Darcy gets his own visit from St Nick. In this parody of the enchanting original poem, Santa teaches Darcy the true meaning of the holiday and helps him get what he's always wanted-a wife!


AND here are a few Jane Austen ones...

A Jane Austen Christmas:
Celebrating the Season of Romance, Ribbons and Mistletoe
by Carlo DeVito
Amazon | Goodreads

Filled with the remarkable wit and insight of one of the world's most cherished authors, A Jane Austen Christmas gives readers insight into Austen's life through little-known stories about how she and her family celebrated the treasured holiday season.

Carlo DeVito provides an intimate portrait of Austen's most cherished Christmas memories with her family: from the gift of her first writing desk, to her first love and heartbreak, to her brewing mead and beer in time for the holidays. Along the way readers will spend a holiday in the Austen house, celebrate Jane's birthday, meet the inspiration for more than a dozen characters, attend the Christmastide series of balls, and learn how to make family's favorite recipes and dedicate a novel to the Prince Regent. Remarkably fresh and supremely entertaining, A Jane Austen Christmas brings Austen's world to life as never before.

Jane Austen's Christmas:
The Festive Season in Georgian England
by Maria Hubert
Amazon | Goodreads

The revival in Jane Austen and her world continues apace, and Maria Hubert's book will delight and amuse anyone interested in the writer or the fascinating social era in which she was writing. Capturing the sheer delight of the Christmas period, it is a fascinating and captivating collection of everything from descriptions of Christmas celebrations in Georgian England, to memoirs, recipes, songs and stories. Essential reading for anyone interested in this period, or simply curious as to how Christmas was celebrated in the past, this is a wonderful piece of indulgent nostalgia.

A Jane Austen Christmas Bundle
by Maria Grace
Amazon | Goodreads

A bundle of Regency Christmas traditions, history and fiction, tied up with a beautiful ribbon for Christmas

A Jane Austen Christmas
Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the traditions, celebrations, games and foods that made up Christmastide in Jane Austen's era. Packed with information and rich with detail from period authors, Maria Grace transports the reader to a longed-for old fashioned Christmas.

Christmas Scenes
Stir it up Sunday, Bits of Bobbin Lace and Christmas Dinner at Longbourn

To Forget: Darcy’s London Christmas
Darcy persuades Bingley to leave Netherfield Park in favor of London to avoid the match making machinations of Mrs. Bennet. Surely the distractions of town will help Bingley forget the attractions of Miss Jane Bennet.

But Bingley is not the only one who needs to forget. All Darcy want this Christmastide is to forget another Miss Bennet.

Can the diversions of London help Darcy overcome memories of the fine eyes and pert opinions of a certain Hertfordshire miss?

The Darcys’ First Christmas
Elizabeth anxiously anticipates her new duties as mistress of Pemberley. Darcy is confident of her success, but she cannot bring herself to share his optimism.

Unexpected guests unsettle all her plans and offer her the perfect Christmastide gift, shattered confidence.

Can she and Darcy overcome their misunderstandings and salvage their first Christmastide together?

Twelfth Night at Longbourn: Given Good Principles Vol. 4
In the months after her sisters' weddings, nothing has gone well for Kitty. Since Lydia’s infamous elopement, her friends have abandoned her, and Longbourn is more prison than home.

More than anything else, she wishes to leave the plain ordinary Kitty behind and become Catherine Bennet, a proper young lady.

Can a Christmas invitation to Pemberley launch her into a new life or will her dreams be dashed by the antics of another troublesome sister?

From the award winning author of Given Good Principles, Remember the Past and Mistaking Her Character, A Jane Austen Christmas Bundle will transport readers back to the Regency era for an old-fashioned Christmas to remember.


Mr. Bennet would like to know...

Which of these books appeals to you the most?


* image source: Pemberley library

* part of Pemberley... a party (schedule)

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