'I've been reading LYDIA while having my chemo this afternoon. I laughed out loud. Several times - while HAVING CHEMO!!! It's brilliant. Such a clever idea and so engagingly written. This could be a really big book.' Linda Gillard, author of best-seller 'House of Silence'
‘I was alternately laughing out loud and gasping at the sheer, bold brilliance of it. I loved it for its irreverence, its humour, its intelligence and its energy. Prepare to be amused, entertained, and dazzled. A very good read indeed.' Catherine Czerkawska, award-winning novelist and playwright for stage and BBC Radio 4.
'It’s actually really, really funny. … It’s got a clever literary game going on, and it’s more than just updating it to teenspeak… there’s something almost steampunky going on here… See for yourself!’ Paul Magrs, novelist (including Dr Who novels)
If you enjoyed ‘Lost in Austen’ or ‘Clueless’, you’ll love Lydia, the streetwise youngest Bennet, a modern teen living in Regency times. She’s funny, flirty, rebellious, obsessed with fashion and fit boys, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out what really happened behind the scenes in Pride and Prejudice as Lydia schemes to save herself and her clueless family from a cash-free future and to get her man, the supremely sexy bad boy Wickham. By an odd quirk of history, Lydia’s generation use moderb teen slang though with Regency derivations... Whether you love or loathe Jane Austen or just like a good laugh, you’ll enjoy Lydia’s conniving, eavesdropping, Mr Collins-outing, Pa-baiting, shamelessly flirtatious and outrageous adventures.
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About the Author
Valerie Laws is a crime novelist, poet, playwright, mathematician/physicist, and sci-art installation specialist. She is Writer in Residence with pathologists, anatomists and neuroscientists researching death and the brain. Of her thirteen published books, several are available as ebooks: her two crime thrillers THE ROTTING SPOT (‘a darkly intriguing debut’ Val McDermid), sequel THE OPERATOR (‘Gripping from the very first scene,’ Ann Cleeves), her ‘CSI:Poetry’ collection ALL THAT LIVES and her comedy Jane Austen novel LYDIA BENNET’S BLOG. More to follow! Valerie performs worldwide live and in the media, and is world-infamous for spray-painting poetry on live sheep to celebrate quantum theory in QUANTUM SHEEP. She has written 12 plays for stage and BBC radio, and her science-themed poetry art installations have been exhibited internationally and featured on BBC TV. She lives on her native Northumbrian coast. She is disabled, and a fanatical swimmer.