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Death Comes to Pemberley
by P. D. James | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by winggoldenwattlewing of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 3/14/2013
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): travelling


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winggoldenwattlewing from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, March 14, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Amazon Editorial Review:
The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the Pemberley nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live within seventeen miles, the ordered and secure life of Pemberley seems unassailable, and Elizabeth's happiness in her marriage is complete. But their peace is threatened and old sins and misunderstandings are rekindled on the eve of the annual autumn ball. The Darcys and their guests are preparing to retire for the night when a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley's wild woodland, and as it pulls up, Lydia Wickham, an uninvited guest, tumbles out, screaming that her husband has been murdered. In a pitch-perfect recreation of the world of Pride and Prejudice, P.D. James elegantly fuses her lifelong passion for the work of Jane Austen with her talent for writing detective fiction. She weaves a compelling story, combining a sensitive insight into the happy but threatened marriage of the Darcys and the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted detective story. Death Comes to Pemberley enshrines the qualities her readers have come to expect: psychological and emotional richness of characterisation, vivid evocation of place, and a credible and superbly structured plot, in a powerful and distinguished work of fiction.

I bought this book in the general store in Tharwa, ACT. 


Journal Entry 2 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, March 14, 2013

7 out of 10

Slow at the beginning, but once that "chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley's wild woodland, ( ) it pulls up, (and) Lydia Wickham, an uninvited guest, tumbles out, screaming that her husband has been murdered" the story picks up. I enjoyed the story after that.
I do feel though for women in that era who had few ways to better themselves other than by marrying 'well'. Therefore I thought Mrs Younge was judged too harshly and I sympathised with her. A fun read.

Released at the Bookcrossing meet at Benedict House, 39 Isabella St, Queanbeyan.

Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 3 by beli-jg at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, August 17, 2013

6 out of 10

A light read with familiar characters. 


Journal Entry 4 by beli-jg at King O'Malley's Pub, Garema Place in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/24/2013 UTC) at King O'Malley's Pub, Garema Place in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

At the Canberra bookcrosser's monthly meeting 


Journal Entry 5 by winggoldenwattlewing at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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This book returned to the BC get-together at King O'Malley's Pub in Civic, ACT. No-one else took the book, so instead of leaving it there I reclaimed it. I will find another place to release it. 


Journal Entry 6 by winggoldenwattlewing at Outside Information Building in Hasting Caves, Tasmania Australia on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/26/2014 UTC) at Outside Information Building in Hasting Caves, Tasmania Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this on a picnic table outside of the Information Centre for Hastings Caves, Tasmania.

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Journal Entry 7 by Di55 at Hasting Caves, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Interesting find at the visitors Centre on the 27th February 2014. Just had to pick up the book and play along. Still to read it while on holiday and looking forward to finding a fun release place. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Hasting Caves, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8 out of 10

I read, enjoyed and recently released this book at Brooms Head Caravan Park in NSW. Left on a table at the little group market I saw it quickly find a new reader and hope it continues on a safe journey through the hands of many others. While it did start a little slow to set the era and introduce the many characters the murder mystery twists and turns were great and kept me reading quickly to find out all and solve the mystery. I enjoyed the book. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Browns Plains, Queensland Australia on Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Passed on by a friend. I'm going on holiday to New Zealand so hoopefully i can leave it there! Looking forward to reading it 


Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at aoraki mt cook, -- Parks (National and State) -- New Zealand on Sunday, January 03, 2016

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Given to me by fellow traveller at a hotel in Aoraki/Mt Cook village. Started reading on my flight home to Perth Western Australia. I look forward to finishing the book and passing it on to a fellow booklover so it can continue its journey. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Perth, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, February 02, 2016

4 out of 10

Released book. Left in office lunchroom. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Scarborough, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, August 09, 2016

7 out of 10

Watched the mini series on ABC before the book came my way still enjoyed the book an easy read 


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