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There’s Something About Darcy | Blog Tour:

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[Gifted from the publisher, Endeavour Media, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own]

There’s Something About Darcy will be available to pre-order via Amazon until publication day on the 11th November. You can find the pre-order/buy link here. There’s Something About Darcy can also be found on Goodreads here.

A must-read for every Darcy and Jane Austen fan.

Gabrielle Malcolm has taken the mass hysteria that surrounds Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy and turned it into a comprehensive non-fictional-essay-of-sorts. She runs through the many inspirations of the character and how he, in turn, has pathed the way for a new type of literary character.

The once brooding Gothic hero, aristocratic elitist and romantic Regency man of action has transformed into a vampire, zombie, and Colin Firth.

As an essay, it is very well done. From the (sheer amount of) writing, you get the sense that Malcolm really appreciates Darcy as a character. It makes reading it a lil easier. Her passion for the many varying interpretations of Darcy helps you to stay on the surface level. It is, after all, one giant essay. It’s like the stuff you read for university, but it’s a lot more humble because Malcolm inserts herself into the text.

It provides some interesting interpretations of Darcy…

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Reading Update #2:

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These past two weeks have been a little hectic…

I’ve been working a lot. I’m in my day job basically everyday for the next two weeks; I had to take some time of last week to do a last minute work experience placement at UCLan Publishing. I had such a ball! I worked on manuscripts, wrote press releases, scheduled social media posts and completed some market research! As with most of my publishing experience, I want to write a lil post about it, so expect that some point this week!

Busy schedule means very little time for reading, unfortunately. I’ve also been in such a weird reading mood. I didn’t want to read at all, but, because I don’t do anything else with my spare time, it was the only thing to do. At one point, I had started three books, but wasn’t getting through any of them.

In the past two weeks, I have managed to read three books and have also started another two.

First up was Rena Rossner’s  The Sisters of the Winter Wood. Liba and Laya live a very sheltered life, but when their parents travel to visit a dying relative, their world soon changes. They discover they can transform into a bear and a swan. Can this strange ability protect them from the mysterious band of men who visit their village? This book is heavily inspired by Jewish mythology, Slavic folklore and Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’.

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