This week we’ve taken a couple of days to celebrate Pride & Prejudice: The Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote, an anthology many of us participated in, by sharing a few of our favorite scenes from it. It started a couple of years ago with a project called P&P200 where we took turns writing missing scenes from Pride & Prejudice. We wrote events Jane Austen told us about but didn’t show, like Lady Catherine telling Mr. Collins to find a wife; events happening off stage, like Mr. & Mrs. Hurst’s discussion after the Netherfield ball; and actual Pride & Prejudice scenes from a different point of view, like Mr. Darcy’s view of the Meryton Assembly.
Once the project was finished, we decided to make it into a book. Since we’d been looking for a way to give back to the community of Austen lovers who have supported us, we decided to donate 100% of the royalties to Austen-related charities. Our first donation will be going to the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton.