Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic

Jane Austen's Pride and PrejudiceSeries: Puffin Plated

Publication Date: October 16th, 2018

Received: Penguin Random House Canada

This is one of the most beautiful—if not THE most beautiful—edition of the classic Pride and Prejudice I have held in my hands or seen in stores. You look at it, and you can’t help but fall in love slowly.

There is an atmosphere to it. Everything inside of it and outside of it just falls into place. Everyone knows that Pride and Prejudice is more than just a romance and so the recipes are more than just recipes—they are meant to be experienced along with a specific chapter.

Even if you’re not one to follow recipes or cook in general, you can still take great intellectual, emotional AND visual pleasure from this edition of the classic because there is art on almost every page. And the team who worked on this Puffin Plated book also included highlighted beloved quotes from the story so those may very well take your breath away.

If you’re someone who collects editions of classics you most definitely need this book in your library. Or if you want to purchase a copy of Pride and Prejudice but aren’t sure which one, you can go with this one if your budget allows you. It’s true that it’s a bit pricy for a classic—34CAN$—but because it’s the sort of book you treasure and the story is unabridged, it can reveal itself to be worth it.


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Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: June 24th 2014
Publisher: Touchstone
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling, Pride and Prejudice, Classics, Family Drama, Sisterhood, Love, Humor


Based on the Emmy Awardwinning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Twenty-four-year-old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled by student loan debt and still living at home along her two sisters – beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she starts recording her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, becoming an online sensation and turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities, seemingly overnight.

When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets — and for Lizzie’s viewers. But not everything happens on-screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzie’s world and well beyond the confines of her camera — from the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carter’s bar, and much more. Providing revealing details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s growing suspicions about her parents’ unstable financial situation and her sister’s budding relationship with Bing Lee; her anxieties about life after grad school, the perils of her unexpected fame; and her uncertainty over her future… and whom she wants to share it with.

Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before. Continue reading