can't work out what to get my younger sister for Christmas. She's
17 and she is really into period dramas. She has read all the classics
and particularly loves Pride
and Prejudice and Jane
Eyre. She likes books with strong female characters.
she read Anna
Karenina? This is set in the same time period as Pride and Prejudice
and features much of the same husband hunting. Both Anna and Kitty
are very strong characters. Another book your sister might like
Sargasso Sea - although it is a different style of writing to
the books you have mentioned it casts a new light on the story of
the madwoman in the attic in Jane Eyre. Finally, if she likes the
Victorian-era but fancies something a little different, she could
do worse than The
Diary of a Nobody - a funny diary of a Victorian gentleman generally
making a fool out of himself.