Marcia Williams has created a fun companion to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Lizzy Bennet’s Diary.
Williams follows the storyline of Pride and Prejudice closely, including illustrations and small details of life not included in the book – like the fancy buttonholes Elizabeth is embroidering on a new waistcoat for her father.
She also includes the “letters” Elizabeth receives from various correspondents, and at the end, includes details and drawings of the double wedding of Elizabeth and Jane.
It’s a cute book, perfect for introducing young girls to Austen’s great novel. Some readers may need help reading the cursive writing of the letters – but overall, Elizabeth’s wit comes through the diary entries and illustrations beautifully.
Highly recommended for ages 8 and up.