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  • Published: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552779517
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $26.99

Longbourn

The Sunday Times Bestseller




Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice below stairs - the story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household. A Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK
'Utterly engrossing' Guardian

It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and raw. Domestic life below stairs, ruled with a tender heart and an iron will by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman, bearing secrets and the scent of the sea.

  • Pub date: 3 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552779517
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Jo Baker

JO BAKER is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling LONGBOURN (which is due for release as a feature film in 2020) and A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE. Her new novel, THE BODY LIES, is both a rivetting cat-and-mouse game and a disarming exploration of sexual politics. It has been optioned for TV. Jo Baker lives with her family in Lancashire.

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Praise for Longbourn

“Powerful...an especially appealing, and timely, reworking of the classic. Baker’s novel goes beyond escapist fantasy, drawing subtle comparisons between past and present”

New Yorker

“A fresh and engrossing story from below the stairs of Pride and Prejudice”

Woman and Home


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