By Joan Aiken
A tender girl eager for experience and an inventive Life... simply because she's an illegitimate baby, Eliza is raised within the rural backwater with little or no supervision. An clever, inventive, and free-spirited heroine, unfettered through the strictures of her time, she makes pals with poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, unearths her option to London, and finally travels the realm, the entire whereas looking to resolve the secret of her parentage. With fierce selection and irrepressible spirits, Eliza carves out a lifestyles jam-packed with event and inventive undertaking. compliment FOR JOAN AIKEN "Others could try out, yet no one comes with reference to Aiken in writing sequels to Jane Austen." PublishersWeekly "Aiken's tale is wealthy with humor, and her language is compelling. Readers obsessed with Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in experience and Sensibility will completely take pleasure in Aiken's crystal watching, yet so will these unacquainted with Austen." Booklist "...innovative storyteller Aiken back will pay tribute to Jane Austen in a contented derivative of feel and Sensibility." Kirkus stories
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Said Lady Hariot, lovingly studying Triz who stared all about her in silent wonder. ’ And she showed her daughter a toy – I forget what it was, a wooden horse, perhaps. Never having possessed such an article, Triz was puzzled as to what to do with it, and I felt it not my part to show her, so Lady Hariot went down on her knees and demonstrated its use. Triz watched in silence, her eyes very wide and solemn. ‘I will leave you now, my lady,’ I said. ’ But again, when I made to go, Triz wept and wept and clung to me and would not be comforted.
But I had no heart for Ashett; the streets where Mr Bill and Mr Sam were no longer to be expected made me feel too sad; and in any case I had no money to spend. All the boys from Byblow Bottom, whether bastard or born in wedlock, planned to go junketing; they had saved money, mostly ill-gotten from poaching, and looked forward to a day of pleasure. ‘You can come along of us, little ’un, if you like,’ said Hoby to me good-naturedly. ’ His mates growled very much at this offer. ‘Wha’d’we want with her?
Five octaves! ’ he cried out in astonishment. ‘The voice itself, I grant, is of no particular merit, though strong and clear and of good pitch – but what a range! ’ But to this suggestion Lady Hariot was utterly opposed. Opera singers, she held, were little better than whores; no proper person would commit a decent girl to such a life. And I came, after all, of gentle stock; Colonel Brandon, my guardian, was a gentleman greatly esteemed by all who knew him, both in Dorset and in London. He had married a Miss Marianne Dashwood, a young lady of excellent family (though not wealthy) from Sussex; Colonel Brandon himself was a most upright character, owner of a comfortable property, Delaford, in Dorset .
Eliza's Daughter: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility by Joan Aiken