Longbourn by Jo Baker


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'If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats,' Sarah thought, 'she would be more careful not to tramp through muddy fields.'

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.

"A reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the servants ... a joy" The Guardian

See the interview with Jo Baker below when she visited the Jane Austen Centre in Bath.

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