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Longbourn by Jo Baker 99p

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SuperScribbler Wed 26-Feb-14 12:54:13

On kindle today, It was recommended on here a while ago and it has been on my watchlist ever since waiting for the price to fall. It's Pride and Prejudice written from the servants' POV.

ARightOldPickle Wed 26-Feb-14 12:59:23

Thank you - had this on my wishlist too. Glad I waited!!

WillieWaggledagger Wed 26-Feb-14 13:04:35

i got it from the library and it was very enjoyable. i saw some criticisms on amazon that it wasn't like jane austen's writing - IMO it's not supposed to be (and trying to be like her is one of the main reasons why sequels to P&P have been so awful i think). it's not perfect but i did very much enjoy it and the detail is excellent

SaltyGoodness Wed 26-Feb-14 17:16:46

Thanks superscribbler - was looking for something new to read. Looks good.

OnTheBottomWithAWomansWeekly Wed 26-Feb-14 17:23:26

Just ordered it, will be reading it on my phone on the train home - thanks!

BornToFolk Wed 26-Feb-14 17:24:29

Oooh, thanks! I've had my eye on that for a while.

Campaspe Wed 26-Feb-14 19:17:05

Have read this book; it's gripping and brilliant. Definitely worth it for 99p.

Allalonenow Wed 26-Feb-14 21:31:14

Thanks very much for that SS.

I see that Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty is also 99p today, it gets good reviews.

janesnowdon1 Thu 27-Feb-14 11:03:38

grrr! Bought this on Tuesday evening at £3.49!! It is enjoyable - a very easy read (great because I have a very bad cold). It has already been snapped up for a movie/series apparently.

DuchessofMalfi Thu 27-Feb-14 11:48:22

Janesnowdon1 If you bought it on Kindle, you can return it for a refund and then buy it again at 99p.

janesnowdon1 Fri 28-Feb-14 13:40:18

Great idea

Patilla Fri 28-Feb-14 13:43:20

Thanks for this, I was just looking for something to read

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Fri 28-Feb-14 13:48:15

Thanks so much for this.

I ordered it from the library for £1 reservation fee but could only keep it for 3 weeks. I was only half way through but had to return it for someone else who had ordered it (someone else from MN perhaps who heard about it on the thread I found it on!)

Anyway - now I can finish it!

Thank you again thanks

NadiaWadia Fri 28-Feb-14 21:16:23

Seems to be at £2 now. How did I miss this? It has been on my wishlist for ages. £2 still cheaper than previous price though (£3.something).

FetchezLaVache Fri 28-Feb-14 21:19:10

Blatantly marking my place so I don't forget about this completely by the time my Kindle's charged up! Thanks for the heads up, SS.

NadiaWadia Sat 01-Mar-14 00:26:11

Now back at 99p. Amazon are so weird with their pricing. I bought it at £2.00 within the last 2-3 hours, as I still thought that was a good price and thought I'd missed the boat for the 99p offer. It has not even been downloaded to my Kindle yet, as that is not switched on. So now I have 'returned' it for a refund and will reorder at 99p in a second. If they haven't changed it again.

Why do they do this? Have they got armies of clerical staff changing the prices on everything at random or what? And why?

Allalonenow Sat 01-Mar-14 00:32:31

The White Princess (Philippa Gregory) is 99p ATM, check price before you click as they seem to be tinkering with the prices.

NadiaWadia Sat 01-Mar-14 00:48:13

Thanks for that, still 99p for now!

DuchessofMalfi Sat 01-Mar-14 04:32:28

Thanks for that Alkaline. Have been waiting for a price drop on this one to complete my set smile

DuchessofMalfi Sat 01-Mar-14 04:33:21

Allalone, not Alkalinegrin grin Stupid autocorrectgrin

Allalonenow Sat 01-Mar-14 08:00:43


AnneWentworth Sat 01-Mar-14 14:27:10

Bought it. Thanks so much.

NadiaWadia Sun 02-Mar-14 00:09:05

'The White Princess' has now gone up to £3.32. 'Longbourn' still 99p, though.

StarsAbove Sun 02-Mar-14 09:47:20

Thanks, I think I'll enjoy this.

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