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‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. This is my favourite novel and it is also considered to be one of the most beloved books of all time.

I adore Jane Austen’s writing. Apart from Pride and Prejudice I also love Sense and Sensibility, Emma and Mansfield Park. Her other novels are also great but the four aforementioned are my favourites. Pride and Prejudice will always take the bait for me. In complete honesty I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read the book and I’m not sick of it one bit. I just find it so thrilling to read and once I start I can’t stop.

A few years ago I bought Amanda Grange’s book ‘Mr Darcy’s Diary’ so what I do now is I read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and immediately follow with ‘Mr Darcy’s Diary’. Let me tell you now, there are so many novels out there from Mr Darcy’s POV and I have read my fair share of them but Amanda Grange’s version is absolutely brilliant. To anyone that hasn’t read it, I highly recommend it.

What boggles my mind is the fact that ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is considered to be a love story yet there are many men who adore it. It’s not a bad thing, in fact I think it’s wonderful that men are not afraid to say they like it. What I want to know is why is this acceptable for men to read but they wouldn’t be caught dead reading any other  love story?

Do you know what I think? I think it’s a lot to do with Mr  Darcy, hence the title of my blog.

To the female species, he is a male figure we portray as the perfect gentleman, the way men should be. I’m not trying to be sexist but let’s face it, there are not many gentlemen around nowadays is there? I’m not denying there aren’t any because I know there are, but they are so hard to find.

However, to the male species, Mr Darcy is a good example to follow. Yes you might argue that Mr Darcy is arrogant, conceited and rude but you can only really say that if you don’t know his character well. If you really read and study ‘Pride and Prejudice; you see that a lot of it is to do with his upbringing. Once his eyes have opened to what is right and wrong, he changes. This is where Amanda Grange’s ‘Mr Darcy’s Diary’ is worth reading as she has him worked out so well.

My question, as per my blog title, is this: Is Mr Darcy really all that? Personally I think he is. I’m a married woman and I love my husband to bits but he knows I fancy the pants off Mr Darcy. 🙂 so please, tell me, why is Mr Darcy so special? What do you think of him?

I decided it was time to blog about something where YOU as the reader had input, so please comment! I want to know what you think.

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