Mr. Knightley's Diary

Mr. Knightley's Diary

by Amanda Grange

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ISBN-13: 9780425217719
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 621,432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amanda Grange grew up reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer novels, which perhaps is the best preparation for a career as a romance writer. She is the author of more than 20 novels, including Mr. Knightley’s Diary and Mr. Darcy’s Diary, and lives in Cheshire, England.

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Mr. Knightley's Diary 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Dolce_Mocha More than 1 year ago
If you want to know what Mr. Knightley's version of events is this is the book for you. Ms. Grange does a terrific job at keeping the tone of the original novels and characters while telling you the hero's perspective of events.
Anonymous 6 days ago
This book is very romantic and easy to read. Great to come home and relax and take my mind off things. A great re-telling. I want to reread emma now too.
AdonisGuilfoyle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A delightful addition to Jane Austen's 'Emma'! Amanda Grange writes Austen's style and characters very well, remaining true to both, and her 'diary' series can either be enjoyed as introductions to the original novels, which Knightley's diary was for me, or as indulgent vignettes of favourite suitors! Whereas I read 'Colonel Brandon's Diary' purely to fill in the blanks about Austen's overlooked and underwritten 'second attachment' in 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Mr Knightley's Diary' has had quite the reverse effect - now I must find out more about Grange's reluctant romantic from Emma's point of view! (I have been shamefully slow to warm to Austen.) 'To a good man, yes, one who knows her in all her moods, who can laugh at her follies and rejoice in her virtues; who will not allow her to give in to her worst instincts; one who knows her, and who, knowing her, will still love her, and love her as she should be loved.'That Brandon and Knightley share the same qualities - goodness, patience, maturity - is probably why I admire Knightley so much without having read 'Emma', and can even overlook Austen's propensity for 'recycling' her novels! Amanda Grange's narrative reversal has also helped to prepare me for grating characters like Mr Woodhouse (manipulative hypochondriac), Miss Bates (Emma's remark might have been 'badly done', but you see her point), and even Mr Longridge (move on, man!) Still, Emma and Knightley's playful teasing, and that moment when the penny finally drops for both of them, will be worth waiting for. Thank you for the introduction, Miss Grange; pleased to meet you, Mr Knightley!
SelimaCat on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was my first dip into the world of Austen-ana. Certain Austen enthusiasts have created a branch of fan fiction (books and movies) that imagines retellings of her tales from other established characters' viewpoints. For some strange reason, I thought I should see what it was all about. From my experience with [Mr. Knightley's Diary], I am in no hurry to try again. It is a sad retelling indeed that not only bores the reader, but causes the reader to wonder why she ever liked certain characters in the original. MKD turns our beloved Mr. Knightly into a carping, chauvenist grump. The plot follows pretty faithfully to the original story, so we learn very little new about characters and their motivations, nor do we really see scenes that didn't exist in the original. For those who are desperate to revel in Austen's plot, I would recommend watching every movie version out there, rather than turning to such a faithful and spiritless retelling of her works. There is no romance to be found her, and much less her feisty wit. There is only a story you already know and characters you no longer like.
gardentoad on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is such a sweet book. It tells the story of Emma from Mr. Knightley's perspective and it is delightful to watch him come to see that he absolutely can't live without Emma.
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It was a very refreshing story to read! I enjoyed reading the story Emma from Mr. Knightly's point of view.
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Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written re-telling of Emma that makes you want to keep reading and not put the book down until you are done. This book does a great job of making you feel you understand what is going on in Mr. Knightley's mind and better understand his actions. If you don't love Mr. Knightley before you read this re-telling you will love him by the end and if you do love him already you will love him even more!
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Jenafyre21 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Knightly's Diary is not like any book that I have read before. It is written in Diary format from Mr. Knightly's perspective. It is a very enjoyable book from a wonderful author. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know what happens on the other side of the story.
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SandraD4Austen More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it (and the others in the series for that matter) the only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because it got a little dull hearing about HIS life so much before it hits him that he loves Emma. I hope ALL Jane Austen's characters get their own diary.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Experience Jane Austen's EMMA through the eyes of her hero.

MR. KNIGHTLEY'S DIARY takes us through a year of his life as he writes about his estate life, visiting with the neighbors, dinner parties he must attend, and his daily encounters with Emma.

These encounters range from enjoyable moments, to moments where he wishes her to grow as a person, and finally to things he wishes would happen between the two of them.

If you're a Jane Austen fan or you've read EMMA, then this latest Jane Austen diary from the male perspective is a must read.
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