A Pride and Prejudice Sequel about Anne de Bourgh
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Darcy and Anne, originally self-published as A Letter from Lady Catherine in 2007, is a Pride and Prejudice sequel that takes place two years after the Darcy’s marriage and identifies Mr. Darcy’s sickly and unmarried cousin, Anne de Bourgh, as our heroine. Many readers have often wondered whatever became of Anne de Bourgh after Pride and Prejudice. Did she find happiness? Did she ever marry? How did she survive living with Lady Catherine after the marriage of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy?
I, for one, am delighted that authors, such as Judith Brocklehurst, have penned Pride and Prejudice sequels that focus more on Anne de Bourgh than Darcy and Elizabeth (other authors include Carrie Bebris and Joan Ellen Delman). I feel a great sympathy for Anne and I believe that there is more to her than being plain and sickly.