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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Review: Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy is a reserved and gentle duck, living quietly in the beautiful Pemberley Park. Despite his wonderful home, he feels lonely but he is too shy to accept the invitation from Lizzy and her sisters to attend Sunday afternoon tea.

Sound familiar? The author, Alex Field, adores Jane Austen and created her character of Mr Darcy to reflect Austen’s original from Pride and Prejudice – a little shy and a proper English gentleman. Bingley, Caroline, Maria, Lizzy and Lizzy's four sisters fill out the Austen-inspired character list.

Mr Darcy is a sweet story about shyness and the encouragement and enjoyment that can be found in friendships. Accompanied by gorgeous Peter Carnavas illustrations, the story is gently told with the stubborn Mr Darcy no doubt delighting children and amusing parents who are familiar with the ‘real’ Mr Darcy.

Title: Mr Darcy
Author: Alex Field
Illustrator: Peter Carnavas
Publisher: New Frontier, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921042836
For ages: 4 – 8 years
Type: Picture book

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