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Readers of Pride and Prejudice might recall the Bennet servants as the walk-ons who scurry around, cleaning, cooking, and generally remaining agreeably invisible. In this new novel by Jo Baker (The Undertow; The Telling), these hard-working Regency underlings come center-stage, transforming into humans before our eyes. Holding our interest especially is Sarah, a scullery maid confronted by the appearance of not one, but two suitors. This novel manages to broaden and deepen our sense of the Longbourn estate, giving us freer access to its downstairs occupants without trampling on Jane Austen's atmosphere.