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  • I can’t say I was ever desperate to know what became of Lady Catherine de Bourgh . . . But, now that I have read Joan Aiken’s sequel, Lady Catherine’s Necklace, I am much more interested in what happened . . . There is a hilarious adventure awaiting Lady Catherine . . . To me, Joan Aiken seems to have captured just the right style, making this book feel almost like the real thing.

    The Bookwitch
  • Joan Aiken takes a couple of minor characters from that book, Maria and Anne, and brings them to life in a distinct, fully-imagined world. She gives both girls a depth of character and real emotional problems to solve, and we love them for themselves.

    Historical Novel Society

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