The Frugal Duchess blog has 5 Frugal Lessons I Learned From Pride and Prejudice. Too bad Lydia and Wickham didn’t have the benefit of this wisdom!

1. Walking is an important and low-cost form of transportation.

Scenario: Elizabeth Bennet wants to visit her sister Jane, who is ill and stranded at a friend’s home about three miles away.


“Elizabeth, feeling anxious, was determined to go to her [sister Jane], though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horsewoman, walking was her only alternative.”