Tag: Pride and Prejudice: Behind the Scenes

Caroline Bingley Plans a Ball

The Bennets have just visited Netherfield and Lydia has named the day of the ball. Now it is up to Caroline to plan a ball.   Nov 14, 1811 The garish Bennet women finally trundled out of Netherfield’s parlor. Not a moment too soon. Caroline pressed her eyes with thumb and forefinger. They had already …

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Pride & Prejudice Christmas Scene: A Twelfth Night Ball to Forget

 Mr. Darcy has left the company of Charles Bingley and contemplates the approach of Twelfth Night in his London town house. An excerpt from Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 January 5, 1812. The afternoon sunlight tumbled through the windows, laying a neatly ordered path of light through his study, illuminating everything the way he best liked.  Even …

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Pride and Prejudice Christmas Scene: Darcy and the Harlequin

An invitation from Bingley to attend the pantomime might not go entirely as expected. Excerpt from Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 December 30, 1811 Darcy laid his newspaper aside. Miss Bingley should not have worried, her little dinner party hardly garnered any notice at all. A few brief words of Sir Andrew’s and Lady Elizabeth’s attendance …

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Pride and Prejudice Christmas Scene: Christmas Dinner at Longbourn

Excerpt from Darcy & Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 Later that night, Elizabeth paced the very clean drawing room, waiting for their guests to arrive. Fresh evergreen and holly filled the room with the season’s fragrances, tied with cheery red bows. It should have been a very pleasing scene, but the tension in the room threatened to …

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Pride and Prejudice Christmas Scene: The Mumpers’ Blessing

Excerpt and Outtake from Twelfth Night at Longbourn A few more stitches, and the embroidery on the bodice would be done. Kitty examined the hoop of pale yellow muslin in the morning light. Drat! Several tiny stitches fell wrong, yet again. A soft rap on the door demanded her attention. “Miss Bennet?” Hill poked her …

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