Emma Campbell Webster
It’s a intriguing and clever book, kind of a take on the Choose your own adventures that were aimed at children. Campbell Webster has clearly a strong grasp on the majority of Austen’s characters, including the main male characters from all six of her finished novels, as choices that Elizabeth could possibly end up with.
It’s a lot of fun, and includes the option of earning various points, for Elizabeth’s characteristics (Both positive and negative). There’s a chance of Elizabeth ending up with Henry Crawford for example.
I spent quite a few hours, working my way through the various choices, and reversing when my decisions had Elizabeth dying early, or otherwise not having the happy ending I wanted for her.
It’s a fun and involving way to play with Austen’s characters, and manipulate the endings. Well worth having a go at.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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