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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

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The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy - Mary Street First line: I know not how Miss Elizabeth Bennet contrived to bring herself so much to my notice throughout the course of that evening.

Time covered: Begins with the assembly at Meryton. Ends shortly after the engagement of Darcy and Elizabeth.

Told in the first person from Darcy's point of view.

My rating: 3.75 out of 5. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but probably will never reread it.

Not as sweet in tone as Darcy's Diary, this was much more fleshed out in its details. It was told in a rather dry manner, but I suppose the author was trying to maintain the style of Jane Austen. It did a little better at portraying Darcy's uncertainty as to Elizabeth's changed feelings than Darcy's Story. It follows Miss Austen's plot exactly, but without quoting large sections of dialogue. We really don't learn anything new about Darcy. In some ways, this paralleled the A&E film version. I almost expected Darcy to take a dive in the lake at Pemberley. Instead, Ms. Street had our hero drenched in a sudden downpour!