Alice McVeigh

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By Alice McVeigh


ISBN: To follow

Publication: 30 June 2023

Publisher: Warleigh Hall Press

Editions: Paperback, ebook.

A prizewinning, fresh Pride and Prejudice Variation

“Witty, delectable and sparkling – a delightful retelling”

– Starred “Editors Pick” BookLife (Publishers Weekly)

“McVeigh has a remarkable sense of the literary world Austen established, and she is able to recreate it with masterly skill. Specifically, she reproduces Austen’s prose style with great fidelity, in all of its charming sophistication and clever wit.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Austen enthusiasts will enjoy a style faithful to the original, while those looking for a new twist will appreciate the post-modern perspectives showcasing character motivation from a fresh standpoint.”

– IndieReader

“Should she reject me again, I shall have to wed – as I swore I never would – for dynasty alone. I can only ever love Elizabeth Bennet.”

Love is put to the test in this fresh spin on Jane Austen’s starriest novel, entwining original and classic characters in a tale of passion and self-discovery.

Alice McVeigh puts the spotlight on Darcy in this witty and imaginative re-telling of Austen’s classic tale. In a timeless story of love amid the clash of social classes, Darcy is faced with a terrible choice: to stay in London to force Wickham’s hand – or to go to Rome, to salvage his family’s reputation.

With a new Darcyesque slant, omitted scenes from the original, and an extra helping of humour – as well as excerpts from The Wisdom and Wit of Miss Mary Bennet – this is a fresh new Pride and Prejudice with (wedding) bells on!

Click here to read about the Warleigh Hall Press Jane Austen series.


Shortlisted in the last seven for the UK Selfies Book Award (adult fiction)

Starred Editor’s Pick in Publishers Weekly (rated 9/10 for the BookLife Prize)

Winner: Pencraft Book Awards 2023 (Also Gold medal in Pencraft’s Best Fall Reads, 2023)

First Place in Entrada’s Incipere Book Awards, 2023, Historical fiction

Winner: Global Book Awards 2023

Joint runner-up in General Fiction, American Writing Awards

Longlisted (final ten, including non-fiction) for Shelf Magazine’s “Book of the Year, 2023”

Finalist in SPR Book Awards 2023

Bronze in Readers Views Book Awards

Honorable Mention (fourth) in Readers Favorite International Book Awards

Currently finalist for Chanticleer’s International Book Awards (also finalist for the CIBA Series Award)

Finalist in the American Writing Awards 2023 (historical fiction)

Reviews for Darcy

Multiple award-winning author

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