August Travels: Anne Elliot Goes to Lyme by Mary Simonsen — 8 Comments

  1. Persuasion is my favorite and this excerpt is a good scene surmising what could have happened if Mr. Eliot and Anne Eliot were introduced. I will seek out the rest of the story.

  2. I loved the “corn on the Cobb” joke!! 😀 Such an intriguing idea to parody one of Austen’s more serious books, though one must laugh at Mary’s hypochondria and Sir William and Elizabeth’s skewed sense of self-importance. Thanks for this fun excerpt! 😀

    • Thanks, Susanne. I enjoyed writing the parody because I love Anne and wanted to liberate her. I always appreciate your comments.

  3. Oh I so enjoyed that! I will have to go check out the rest when I have more time…grandchildren are currently spending time with us!

    • Enjoy your grandchildren. I just had to say goodbye to my granddaughter who spends her summers with us. Thanks for reading.

    • Thanks, Abigail. I really enjoyed writing this parody, but there were some who thought me sacrilegious for having Anne as a jogger and one with a mind of her own. So, I thought, why not share it on Austen Variations with those who are of like mind? Hope our readers find all the good writing we have under “Free Books.”

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