Friday Favorite: Death Comes to Pemberley

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It’s finally here! Aired in December 2013 in the UK, part 1 of Death Comes to Pemberley hits American screens this Sunday as part of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery series. The second part airs next Sunday (November 2).

From the PBS website:

“Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have prevailed over pride, prejudice, the caddish Mr. Wickam and the frivolous Mrs. Bennet, a coach races up to Pemberley, Darcy’s palatial estate, with an hysterical Lydia shrieking, “Murder!” So continues Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, in Death Comes to Pemberley, a star-studded adaptation of crime-writer P.D. James’ bestselling whodunit.”

Anna Maxwell Martin stars as Elizabeth Darcy, with Matthew Rhys as Austen’s hero. Matthew Goode and Jenna Coleman play Mr. Wickham and Lydia Bennet.

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Friday Favorite: Benedict Cumberbatch is Richard III

Some of you will recall the marvelous cast in the BBC’s production of The Hollow Crown. Well hold on to your hats, because they’re at it again!

BBC Two is hard at work filming the next round of Shakespearean movies, titled The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses–with Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III and Judy Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York. Unfortunately, the air date is set for 2016. But the BBC released this image of Benedict in costume, and it’s our Favorite for this week:

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I never pictured Benedict as Richard III, but this is going on my wishlist now :-D

Source: Express

Friday Favorite: Discover a New Love

This week’s Favorite is for you romance readers out there who like to save money. It’s a website/book club set up by Sourcebooks called Discover a New Love. There’s a blog, online events, chats with authors, and all kinds of fun stuff to participate in.

But the best part (for me, at least) is the books: DRM free (so you can read them on any e-reader or computer), $1.67 US per book for the Featured Selections each month (you buy a 6-pack of credits for $9.99 US, then use the credits whenever you’d like), open to international readers, and often include early access to titles before their scheduled release date. They’ve got all kinds of sub-genres, too: one stop shopping for historicals of every stripe, contemporaries, paranormals, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, and erotic romances.

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I am not affiliated in any way with Sourcebooks–I’m just a fan of some of their authors and inexpensive books :-)

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