my take: I am a confirmed sucker for all things Jane Austen…finishing the Pride and Prejudice story? a movie based on Emma (Clueless)? a t-shirt that says “I am Mr. Darcy”? yes. yes. yes.
So I’m all in for the re-writing series for her classics (and other classic novels). And I love Alexander McCall Smith. Put the two together? Good clean fun.
The plot mostly follows Ms. Austen’s original with a few minor changes and lots of modern additions (gym membership, university attendance, fancy cars, and climate change). I loved the quaint, plucky language Mr. Smith uses to give the formality of the classic Austen era – the writing was delightful.
my source: looking for another book at Reader’s World in hometown Holland