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Longbourn

Jo Baker

In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamberpots for the Bennet household. But when a mysterious new footman named James Smith arrives, he catches Sarah's eye--and threatens to upend the orderly world at Longbourn. Jo Baker (The Undertow, 2012) dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen's classic in this captivating, evocative novel.