But re-reading Pride and Prejudice – he chooses the scene in which Darcy declares his love to a spiky and uninterested Elizabeth – he was won over. “I thought it was such incredible writing. So muscular, so layered … the sophistication of the language … the psychological insights into the characters,” he says. “Elizabeth Bennet is just so clever and brave and witty and funny and great.”
Dorothy will be around shortly with lavender water to revive the swooning. Thanks to Alert Janeite Lisa for the link.