The girls at Carden Primary have been reading Marcia Williams’ next book (yes, they get TWO!)
The story is inspired by a book called Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen which was written in 1813 (ages ago!) Marcia’s book is written from Lizzy Bennet’s point of view. When Lizzy Bennet’s father gives her a diary, she fancies she will use it to write a novel, as her real life is exceedingly dull. Then the handsome Mr. Bingley moves to nearby Netherfield Park, and suddenly life is every bit as thrilling as a novel would be. Who will he dance with at the Meryton ball? Who is his haughty friend? Will Lizzy ever receive a marriage proposal?
Marcia set the girls a writing task:
Dear Year 6,I have been rereading Lizzy Bennet’s Diary up to the same page as you, and it strikes me how very difficult Lizzy is to please. How will she ever find a husband with such high standards?!I wondered if you could each write a description of the man you would have Lizzy fall for, if you were the author instead of Jane Austen. Just close your eyes and imagine him walking into the room and Lizzy falling in love!1. How does he enter the room, does he stride, shuffle or even trip? Maybe he is shy and just pokes his head around the door? Is he dark or fair? Think about his clothes, his hairstyle, his shoes? Maybe, he has a scar or a moustache?2. Is he clever? Cold or warm hearted. Friendly or shy? Funny or severe? How does his personality differ from Lizzy’s?3. Is he rich and aristocratic or does he come from a modest background? Is he a soldier? What if any occupation does he have?4. What are his likes and dislikes?5. What are his strengths and weaknesses? Maybe he eats too much chocolate – has dozens of dogs – or falls asleep at the table! Only you know!These are some of the things you might like to think about when you are writing about him.I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!Good luck,Marcia
Well done girls and we hope you are looking forward to meeting your author Marcia Williams TOMORROW! So exciting!
Team AAA x