Reviews of the Book

I'm going to start with a policy of linking to every review I can find of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens, whether complimentary or not. However, I retain the right to diverge from this in the event of an absolute stinker appearing somewhere.

I won't link to individual reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, because I'm sure you can navigate your way around those just as well as I can. Other reviews are broken down into the following categories: national press, magazines and other periodicals, YouTube, bloggers and miscellaneous.

Here goes.

National Press

I'm not sure if this really counts as a review, but it's a damn good mention either way. Mrs Darcy is one of "seven bizarre re-imaginings of Pride and Prejudice" listed in The Week (alternatively available via Mental Floss).

Magazines and other Periodicals

June Gundlack in Issue 12 of The Pages definitely likes it, as does Rhian Bowley for the British Fantasy Society.

However, Hilde Heyvaert in the 21st and final edition of The Gatehouse Gazette may have been expecting a different book altogether. Never mind.


Amy McLean gave the book an enthusiastic thumbs up in a video review on a channel that's she's since taken down. However, she's also done this follow-up, in which she suggests a suitable director for the movie. I think she's right:

(in fact, she's done a written review, too)

Stevie Finegan is also very enthusiastic:


Tania Hershman isn't sure if she's going to like it but ends up giggling and chortling.

Cassandra Parkin, in a stupendously thorough review, definitely likes it.

Maryom at Our Book Reviews gives it five stars and says it's a ‘must read’.

Camille Gooderham Campbell makes it her recommendation for the 2011 Advent Book Blog and says she loved it and couldn't put it down.

Hard Luxe Living gives the book top billing in a joint review with another Pride and Prejudice sequel by someone called P D James (no, me neither), describing it as a sequel of some spunk and originality with a lot of chortling guaranteed.

Diary of a Domestic Goddess declares it a fun read.

C.J.Flood is disappointed at first but against her will is eventually won over.

Nyki Blatchley, who admits to not being the biggest fan of comedy novels, nevertheless finds himself laughing out loud on numerous occasions, before describing the book as ‘very highly recommended’.

Laura Benedict, who has never been on the classic-novels-morphing-into-contemporary-schtick literary bandwagon, loved it and was left still laughing when she finished it.

Somewhat unexpectedly, Brighton and Hove libraries have made the book a recommended horror read.

Not sure what's going on here, but atrocidades doesn't sound good. To think we fought the Peninsular War for these people, eh?

Lisa Glass likes it so much she gives it a Special Mention in her Books of the year (so far) for Vulpes Libris.

Christina James celebrates the 200th anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice" by giving it an exceptionally thorough and positive review.


This is probably my favourite review of all, from the lady who used to babysit our kids. She's in her eighties, in case you were wondering if there was any age limit on enjoyment of the book.

Joyce's review

Finally, here are a couple of very complimentary tweets from John Harding, who wrote the wonderful "Florence and Giles".