Edmund Bertram’s Diary
Edmund Bertram is fond of his gentle cousin, Fanny Price, who has been taken in by his wealthy parents as a young child. Throughout the years they develop a strong friendship and share many happy times. Then Edmund falls in love with Mary Crawford and his steady life at Mansfield Park is thrown into disarray.
Fanny remains steadfastly loyal, even when Mary turns out to be not all she seems and Edmund finally realises that the one he really loves has been close at hand all along.
The story is well-known from Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, but this time it is told in diary form from the point of view of Edmund himself. Amanda Grange has hit upon a winning formula and retells the familiar story with great verve whilst remaining faithful enough to the original to satisfy most Jane Austen fans. Edmund Bertram’s character flourishes, and it’s lovely to read this tender love story from a new, male perspective.