By Melissa Nathan
It starts off as a lark for Jasmin box, the fascinating, acerbically witty columnist for a countrywide women's magazine. She joins a number of celebraties collecting in London to audition for the season's such a lot incredible charity event: a one-night in basic terms degree construction of Jane Austen's immortal satisfaction and Prejudice, directed through and starring the Academy Award -- profitable Hollywood heartthrob Harry Noble. and no-one is extra stunned than Jasmin herself whilst she lands the lead of good-looking Harry's love curiosity, Elizabeth Bennet. yet issues begin to move very improper very quickly. Ms. Field's scrumptious contempt for the conceited, overbearing Harry Noble is going from being depraved enjoyable to infuriating. Her short second of theatrical glory seems like it will be overshadowed through the betrayal of her ally, the disintegration of her relations and the implosion of her occupation. And all of sudden she cannot consider a unmarried considered one of her lines. yet, worst of all, Harry Noble -- who, by the way, appears impressive in tight breeches -- has began to stare demanding at Jazz with that kind of a glimmer in his eyes...Fresh, wild, splendidly romantic and totally hilarious, satisfaction, Prejudice and Jasmin box is Jane Austen because the nice girl herself by no means imagined it.
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She looked awful. After a long, deep sigh, she turned to Jazz. ' 'I knew I'd forgotten something,' smiled Jazz. 'You'll be fine. ' Mo got up immediately and went to find the toilet. Jazz started to read the script, intrigued to see how Pride and Prejudice had been transformed into a play. The Jane Austen classic had been her all-time favourite book as a schoolgirl, and the young heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, was, without doubt, one of her favourite fictional heroines. Like many a sensitive, intelligent teenage girl, she had spent countless oppressive afternoons in a stuffy English classroom, dimly aware that a teacher was explaining Austen's use of plot, while fantasising that she was Lizzy Bennet - feisty, pretty, proud and poor.
Just when she thought she was going to have to get up and run out screaming, Jazz caught sight of her smiling sister George, coming towards her. She introduced George to Gilbert, hoping that somehow she could get him back to spreading malicious gossip and away from 'joy', 'ravishing' and, indeed, breathing. 'Ah yes, the working actress,' cooed Gilbert, standing up and kissing George on both cheeks. He was obviously impressed by what he saw, although he did manage to say the word 'working' as though it was an insult.
Suddenly, one young woman could hold back no longer - even if she was on the London Underground. She didn't care, dammit. ' in a voice full of longing and heartache. He didn't even turn his head. His eyes kept staring straight ahead, as if no one was there. ' came more voices, plaintive and hoarse. Eventually, ever so slowly, he turned his majestic head and smiled a curt smile. And then everyone forgot their reserve. Now every carriage took its turn shouting, banging on windows and squealing as he passed them by.