Monthly Archives: December 2020

Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nineteen Mrs Reynolds had done all Darcy had asked of her in his note, sending for a surgeon without delay and deploying a maid to ready a chamber for the sick man. With the aid of two footmen and … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen Elizabeth turned to stare at Anne, whose shoulders had stiffened. What strangeness was this? ‘Wentworth?’ Anne spoke faintly, and Elizabeth put a supporting hand under her friend’s elbow as she walked unsteadily towards the men. ‘Did you say … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Seventeen Elizabeth’s emotions were high as she raced through the house, hurrying as quickly as decorum permitted along the corridor to the great hall, where she stopped and drew in a shuddering breath. How could she have done that? … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen Darcy had never had such fastidious care taken with his appearance. Raworth—though he knew not his master’s intentions—had seemed to think it more than adequate recompense for his master having no use of his services the previous evening, … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fifteen Ten minutes in Sir Walter’s study was sufficient for Darcy to realise why the rumours about the gentleman’s finances were probably true. Such extravagance over one painting, when the estate was failing to direct funds to more important … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen As soon as Elizabeth awoke, her thoughts were of her friend and all she had revealed the night before, and she only just allowed Lottie to insert the last pin into her hair before hurrying from the room. … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen With shaking hands, Anne raised the newspaper to scrutinise again the ominous words. ‘No,’ she whispered, emotion gripping her throat. ‘Oh, Frederick, not this…’ Her voice broke and the tears she had tried so hard to hold back … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Twelve

Chapter Twelve The blast of wintry weather had come as no surprise to Darcy, but despite the snow upon the ground and heavy festoons hanging from the branches of the surrounding trees, the planned shoot at Uppercross had taken place. … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven The ladies ambled in silence at first, though Elizabeth sensed Anne’s attention upon her several times. Then, she spoke. ‘You are quite pensive, Lizzy. Did the call not deliver to your expectations? For myself, I cannot see your … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Persuasion – Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten Georgiana smothered a laugh as Boliver returned with the visitors. ‘Miss Elliot, Miss Anne Elliot, and Miss Bennet, sir.’ Darcy drew in a sharp breath as an urgent tug came on his sleeve. ‘I did not foresee my … Continue reading

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