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Pemberley
by Emma Tennant | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ktwalker of Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 1/11/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Cassiopaeia): travelling


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8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by ktwalker from Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 11, 2007

7 out of 10

A fairly short and easy read, I finished it in under a day. Relatives from both sides of the Darcy family arrive for christmas, let the fun begin! For me the twist at the end was a bit unbelievable, but decide for yourself I don't want to ruin the story. 


Journal Entry 2 by ktwalker from Aston, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 25, 2007

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am Sending this out as the third book in my "The many sequels of Pride and Prejudice bookray.

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1. Please try to keep the book no longer than 4 weeks, if you need more time PM me and let me know.

2. Please journal the book when you get it and again when you post it, this will help me keep track of it.

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The Participants

Me UK
Charly83 Germany
LeishaCamden Norway
Wandering-B Hong Kong Box is here
Disphora USA
Elizardbreath USA
Becbec202 USA
morpha USA
rosie whippet UK
Cassiopaeia UK
Cross-patch UK 


Journal Entry 3 by Charly83 from Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on Monday, December 10, 2007

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The book arrived today in Germany. Thanks to ktwalker for sending and the BookRing in general. 


Journal Entry 4 by Charly83 from Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

8 out of 10

I'm so busy that I forgot to make my JE, sorry.
Well, I liked the book. After a Jane Austen class at University, I started to become a bit more critical. Emma Tennant seemed to make an extensive research for the book because the character are well drawn and the new character fit very well into the the story.
The only thing I cannot understand is how could the distance between Dracy and Eliza could happen? I understand the development in the text but according to the original characterization by Jane Austen Eliza would have talked to Darcy much earlier. But it is ok the way Emma Tennant described it.
I enjoyed it very much to read the book. It is an interesting book if you want to know how the story is going on. I would recomment it to P&P lovers.

Since a week the book is on its way to LeishaCamden. Enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 5 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, February 14, 2008

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This book was in my mailbox when I got home this afternoon. Yay. :-) I have several rings & rays in the house already - they really do travel in packs! ;-) - but I will get to this as soon as I can. I have heard very varied reports about this book, so it'll be very interesting to find out for myself. Thanks for sharing, ktwalker! :-) 


Journal Entry 6 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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I started reading this book yesterday - I reshuffled my reading schedule ;-) and moved this book up a few notches, because I'm so curious about it. I didn't get very far, only about 30 pages, but so far I'm liking it much more than I thought I would ... :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, February 24, 2008

8 out of 10

I finished this book today. It was a quick and easy read; a short book, only 184 pages and with a story that moves quickly along - too quickly, perhaps, but there you go. :-)

I had heard wildly differing opinions on this book - some say it's brilliant and some say it's an utter piece of crap. :-) Personally I guess I ended up somewhere between these two extremes ... although perhaps a little closer to the former. I quite enjoyed the book although IMO it's far from a masterpiece ... it started out on a high note but didn't really manage to stay the course. Too many unlikely events and especially, like our esteemed spiral organizer I did not quite believe in the twist at the ending. Perhaps it would have been better if Tennant had dealt with the matter more in depth ... as it was I felt she just skimmed over this very important development, as if everyone involved just shrugged their shoulders and moved on. The author seemed to be in a real hurry to finish the book ...

Like Charly83 I also felt that the misunderstandings between Darcy & Elizabeth seemed unlikely. Lizzy must have been changed a great deal by her marriage for her to accept the various things that happen so easily. But obviously it is necessary for Tennant's plot that she do so. I also felt that while some of the characters were well depicted - Mrs Bennet for instance - others were much less convincing, such as Charlotte Lucas who seemed rather too different from Austen's creation for me to quite believe in her. One thing that really annoyed me was Tennant's tendency to 'over-describe' in the dialogue ... ie she has the characters say things that they would never really say as the person they are talking to would already be well aware of that information. Does that make sense? A good example is in a conversation between Elizabeth and Georgiana where Lizzy says that such and such was done by 'your father, the late Mr Darcy'. Why on earth would she say it that way?? It sounds completely ridiculous. More authors should realize that if they have to spoon-feed their readers with information in this way, those readers don't really care enough to be worth bothering with.

But the book definitely has its good points too, it's relatively well written and there are a number of entertaining and amusing situations (and some moving scenes too), at least for an Austen fan. But I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone who wasn't already a P&P fan ... ;-)

I'll PM Wandering-B to confirm her address & get the book moving again soon. Thanks for sharing, ktwalker! :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by LeishaCamden at To the next reader in By mail, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 03, 2008

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The book's on its way to Hong Kong - wish it was me ... !! :-) 


Journal Entry 9 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Just received today - looking forward to it. Thanks, Leisha for the cool bookmark! 


Journal Entry 10 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Monday, March 17, 2008

8 out of 10

No, not brilliant; neither is it a piece of crap. I don't think that Elizabeth would have stayed silent while there was an unresolved question between her and Mr. Darcy, but other than that I enjoyed it. A fun read. I didn't care for the abrupt ending, though. I felt it was rather like, oh, well, I did my 184 pages, so I'll finish it now.

Thanks for sharing! Will move it along promptly. 


Journal Entry 11 by Disphora from Scranton, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 06, 2008

7 out of 10

Sorry this took so long. A group of bookrings arrived at the same time.

Elizabeth in this book doesn't ring right to me. She seems flighty and more like a traditional romance novel heroine rather than the strong, humorous woman I remembered. It might just be me though.

I appreciate the opportunity to read this and look forward to devouring whatever's next.

Ready to send out once I get the okay from Elizardbreath. 


Journal Entry 12 by Disphora from Scranton, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, July 07, 2008

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Sent to Elizardbreath. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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Received just the other day. Thank you!

ETA 7/28: I have skipped becbec202 as she still has not passed on the book that was 3 back from this one and last time I had a sequel I was told it was fine to skip her. Morpha has also asked to be skipped as she is not able to send books outside the US any longer. I have just PM'd rosiewhippet. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Friday, August 01, 2008

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book and have placed it on my wishlist for permanent collection. This story seemed true to the original and the language compared well. The only part that frustrated me was the last two pages when everything just suddenly fell into place in a matter of sentences. I understand that this is a common style but it irritates me nonetheless. I figure, if the author spent 170 pages developing a story, then why conclude it in just a short paragraph or two with everything magically working out and falling right into place? Anyway, I really liked it and would read it again!

Have heard back from rosiewhippet and will be sending this her way next Friday. 


Journal Entry 15 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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Received safe and sound! I have been looking forward to this, shouldn't take long, although my mum has stollen it first!!

Rosiewhippet. x 


Journal Entry 16 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

10 out of 10

I really really enjoyed this book, I just wish it was slightly longer. I am not going to give the ending away but wish that the end was slightly more developed.

Love it.
Thank you. x 


Journal Entry 17 by rosiewhippet at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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On it's way to Cassiopaeia. Enjoy!! 


Journal Entry 18 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, October 04, 2008

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Arrived safely this morning, many thanks rosiewhippet. Didn't get to see 'Lost in Austen' I'm afraid, will have to wait for the repeat or the DVD. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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A very enjoyable book, full of the fun and quirkiness of Austen but yes with a lot of flaws as others have already pointed out. Nevertheless it was light relief and interesting to view a projected future as to how things may have developed after P&P.

Cross-patch already has a copy so I will do my best to get this back to ktwalker. I have had difficulty contacting her in the past, hopefully I will have better luck this time. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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In the post today returning bookring to ktwalker.
Many thanks for sharing. 


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