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Mrs Darcy, Episode Seven

in which Elizabeth has a visitor who is in a rather tragic state. Poor thing.

The story seems to be attracting some interest from the Jane Austen community, collecting mentions from El Salón de Té de Jane and Becca from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. As a result of the former link, I now know that the title translates as “Mrs. Darcy contra los Alienígenas” in Spanish. I’m not entirely sure if they are being complimentary or not (I suspect the latter), although I do see the dreaded words “fan fic” in there, which is probably the last thing that the story is. Still, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The PR machine moves on to another quarter on Sunday, but more of that in due course.


  1. Poor Charlotte indeed!

    Great stuff, as ever.

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    January 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Thanks, Rachel!

  3. just catching up with Mrs D -website – blog – Twittering – think I am getting hang of it. More Austen and less alien than I expected (for me this is good!). Now watching with interest, esp as I have other friends doing regency things…

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    January 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    There will be many strange twists and turns ahead, AliB, but I do hope you’ll stay for the ride! (And the more friends you can tell about it, the better 🙂 )

  5. Prowling in from the Blog-birthday party – I know, curiosity killed the cat but I had to find out who you are!

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    January 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Nice of you to drop in – hope you’ll come back again! Now, let’s take a look at your place …

  7. Hello! Wandered over from Blog-birthday party. You had me at Austen!

    Lovely to meet you…and read you, I’m sure.

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    January 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Nice to meet you too, Marisa, and hope to see you around these parts again. Now off to look at your site …

  9. Just popping over from Nicola’s party. Of course, I have been here before. Have skimmed through some of your recent posts. Congrats, Jonathan. You have had a very successful year. Best wishes for even greater success in 2010.


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    January 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks, Douglas – seen your name in a few places too in 2009 🙂 Good luck for 2010!

  11. hi Jonathan
    i’ve been here a few times, and am always impressed with the huge number of successes, publications etc. you display on your highly organised blog!!
    today i’m visiting from the nicola morgan party, impressed again, esp. with your jane austen project. i wish you luck!

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    January 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks, Nora! Glad you liked Mrs Darcy – it’s a bit of a new departure for me, that one. I shall now go and take a look at your blog …

  13. Another straggler from Nicola’s blog party.

    Just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you know I’ve favourited this site so that I can have a good old read through after all this blog hopping!

    Anything that mentions Darcy / Austen hooks me right in…

    Katie x

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    January 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Katie, nice to meet you! It is, of course, possible that you may find my take on Austen ever so slightly alarming 🙂

  15. Dear Jonathan,

    My name is Carmen, and I am the webmistress of El Salón de Té de Jane Austen. I arrived here through google because you talked about our reference to your novel. I don’t usually read this kind of texts, specially after this Austen monster fashion, but I will post that your story started before it in our place. If some readers, who can read in English, want to read your novel, I hope they feel encouraged to do it so.

    Good luck!

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    March 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    ¡Hola, Carmen! And thank you for dropping in – nice to see you. I hope that your readers will enjoy the story, and I’ll be very interested to see if the humour survives the language barrier – although if their English is as good as yours, I’m sure there will be no problem at all 🙂

  17. Thanks Jonathan! I’ll post your comment 😉
    Again! good luck!

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    March 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks, Carmen!

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