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The Other Bennet Sister Janice Hadlow

The Other Bennet Sister By Janice Hadlow

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

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For Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice fans everywhere, this is Mary Bennet's story.

The Other Bennet Sister Summary

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

'Will delight Pride and Prejudice fans' - Independent
'Gorgeous' - The Sun
'It's difficult not to race through those final pages' - Jo Baker, author of Longbourn

In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mary is the middle of the five Bennet girls and the plainest of them all, so what hope does she have? Prim and pious, with no redeeming features, she is unloved and seemingly unlovable.

The Other Bennet Sister, though, shows another side to Mary. An introvert in a family of extroverts; a constant disappointment to her mother who values beauty above all else; fearful of her father's sharp tongue; with little in common with her siblings - is it any wonder she turns to books for both company and guidance? And, if she finds her life lonely or lacking, that she determines to try harder at the one thing she can be: right.

One by one, her sisters marry - Jane and Lizzy for love; Lydia for some semblance of respectability - but Mary, it seems, is destined to remain single and live out her life at Longbourn, at least until her father dies and the house is bequeathed to the reviled Mr Collins.

But when that fateful day finally comes, she slowly discovers that perhaps there is hope for her, after all.

Simultaneously a wonderfully warm homage to Jane Austen and a delightful new story in its own right, Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister is, at its heart, a life-affirming tale of a young woman finding her place in the world. Witty and uplifting, it will make you feel - and cheer - for Mary as you never have before.

The Other Bennet Sister Reviews

[A] novel that will delight Pride and Prejudice fans * Independent *
Immersive and engaging * Guardian *
Janice Hadlow has dusted down Mary, the ugly Bennet sister, and fashioned her into a heroine that even Miss Austen would approve of. A treat -- Daisy Goodwin, author of Victoria and The Fortune Hunter
It's difficult not to race through those final pages -- Jo Baker, author of LongBourn and The Body Lies
This gorgeous book pays homage to Pride and Prejudice - and follows Mary Bennet, the overlooked middle Bennet sister. It's a wonderfully warm, comforting read - perfect on a winter's night * The Sun *
I absolutely love this novel - as will any young woman who has felt herself plain, shy, bookish and crushed -- Amanda Craig, author of The Lie of the Land and The Golden Rule
Fans will need no persuasion . . . Worthy of any Austen heroine * Metro *
Jane fans rejoice! I loved this thoroughly estimable, worthy homage to Austen. Exceptional storytelling and a true delight -- Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the War
Puts Mary front and centre stage exploring why she was so heartbreakingly sidelined by Mrs Bennet and gives humour and sensitivity to the most overlooked of the sisters * Stylist magazine - best books of 2020 *
Impeccably researched, this lifts Mary from obscurity, as she breaks out of her mother's world and follows her own path * Daily Mail *
A wonderful, absorbing, accomplished book. I loved it -- Stephanie Butland, author of Lost for Words and The Woman in the Photograph
Entertaining and thoroughly engrossing * Kirkus starred review *
Vivid and convincing * Sydney Morning Herald *
I absolutely love this novel -- Amanda Craig

About Janice Hadlow

Janice Hadlow was born in London and studied history at university. After a few years working for the House of Commons, she joined the BBC and became a television producer. She was the recipient of a number of awards, and is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society, as well as of King's College, University of London.

The Other Bennet Sister is her first novel. She currently lives in Edinburgh with her husband and has two sons.

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The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow
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