Posted by: Shirley | April 20, 2016

Pamela Aidan’s An Assembly Such as This, and Tea!


BOOK: Pamela Aidan’s An Assembly Such as This
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Fancy That
272 Main St., Walpole, MA 02081
RSVP:  Leave a comment here if you’re coming, or RSVP via Facebook
RSVP is necessary for the tearoom! Deadline to RSVP is 5/21 at 11 a.m.

From Goodreads:

“She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.”

So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?

In An Assembly Such as This, Pamela Aidan finally answers that long-standing question. In this first book of her Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, she reintroduces us to Darcy during his visit to Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley and reveals Darcy’s hidden perspective on the events of Pride and Prejudice.As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley’s persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows—as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham.

Setting the story vividly against the colorful historical and political background of the Regency, Aidan writes in a style comfortably at home with Austen but with a wit and humor very much her own. Aidan adds her own cast of fascinating characters to those in Austen’s original, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy’s past and present. Austen fans and newcomers alike will love this new chapter of the most famous romance of all time.


  1. I would love to join you! I don’t have to work that day – at least not yet. This is my absolute favorite sequel/trilogy. It got me hooked on Regency romances. I made the mistake of trying to look up the political references and that led to an obsession…

    • Great, we’d love for you to attend! I hope it works out for you attending. 🙂 Cheers, Kirk

  2. I can’t make it to Walpole that day. I’m quite sad not to be able to join you! It sounds like it will be a great meeting. I’ll make myself a cup of tea and grab my book and join you in spirit.

    • Drat!!!! We are very sad you are unable to make it! Enjoy your tea and book. Cheers! 🙂


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