Wednesday, September 11, 2013

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Longbourn

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen’s classic—into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars—and, in doing so, creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own.

Publishing October 8, 2013 by Knopf.


Kathleen said...

This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

New GFC follower.


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Greg said...

Hey finally a focus on the servants- should be interesting. Sounds like a good one!

Catherine said...

I've heard about this one and am looking for something to fill the Downton Abbey void so thank you for posting this!

Ellie said...

Oooh, this sounds like an interesting twist on the 'Pride and Prejudice parallel-or-sequel' that's been so popular recently. Wishlisted, thanks!