Fair Stands the Wind Blog Tour 8/30-9/12

About Fair Stands the Wind

We all know that in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy is proud and prejudiced because he is a wealthy landowner who believes himself above his company; and that Elizabeth Bennet can afford to be proud and prejudiced because she believes she has the freedom to make choices for herself.

But what if Mr Darcy is the second son, sent to sea at a young age? What if Elizabeth is trapped by circumstances, with an ill father on one side and an understandably desperate mother on the other?

Meet Captain Darcy of the Royal Navy, a successful frigate captain, with ample prize-money and a sister he needs to provide for while he is at sea. Meet Elizabeth Bennet, who needs a husband and is trying to resign herself to Mr Collins, the worst “least worst alternative” in the history of literature.

About Catherine Lodge

Catherine Lodge is a semi-retired lawyer and lecturer, living in Yorkshire–a part of the UK even more beautiful than Derbyshire. One of five daughters, although by birth order regrettably the Jane, she found 19th Century literature early in her teens and never looked back–even if that meant her school essays kept coming back with “archaic!” written in the margin next to some of her favourite words. She still thinks that “bruited” is a much nicer word than “rumoured.”

After years of drafting leases and pleadings, she finally started to write for fun in her forties and has never stopped since. Much of this will never see the light of day, having been fed to the digital equivalent of a roaring bonfire, but “Fair Stands the Wind” is the first book she thinks worthy of public attention.

She spends her day fixing computer problems for friends and family, singing in her local choir, and avoiding the ironing.

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3 Responses

  1. Glynis

    I’m looking forward to this being published! I do like the idea and really hope Darcy is in time to save Elizabeth from Mr Collins.
    I was brought up in Derbyshire so would be inclined to argue that it is better than Yorkshire but for the fAct that my Mum came from a little village near the beautiful Richmond in Yorkshire so we spent our holidays there.
    Good luck with this book.

  2. KateB

    Congratulations. the cover is beautiful and the book sounds interesting. Looking forward to the blog tour.

  3. Catherine Lodge

    Thank you ladies, and any lurking gentlemen. I’m a little nervous to be honest but trusting in the hosts to help me out. I’m very excited that the book is coming out – if you have any questions at all, just let me know. I’m more than willing to talk about my baby.