Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She's stubborn, never listens, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut--not that she would want to anyway. She's bored with her country life and wishes her older sisters would pay her attention . . . for once!
Luckily, the handsome Wickham arrives at Longbourn to sweep her off her feet. Lydia's not going to let him know THAT, of course, especially since he only seems to be interested in friendship. But when they both decide to summer in the fasionable seaside town of Brighton, their paths become entangled again.
At the seaside, Lydia also finds exciting new ways of life and a pair of friends who offer her a future she never dreamed of. Lydia finally understands what she really wants. But can she get it?
A fresh, funny, and spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet brings the voice of the wildest Bennet sister alive and center stage like never before.
Natasha Farrant is the author of The Things We Did for Love and the Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby series. Her writing was called "raucously funny" by the New York Times, and her books have been nominated for the Branford Boase Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Queen of Teen award. She lives in London, England. Follow her on Twitter at @NatashaFarrant1.
Praise for After Iris:
"A study in the challenges of growing up and in the raucously funny habits of a family of eccentrics." --The New York Times
"Memorable... Funny and painful and tumultuous." --The Wall Street Journal
"An uplifting, memorable read." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fine read--funny and moving." --The Sunday Telegraph (UK)