This is an account of George Wickham’s life before he joined the army and moved to the village of Meryton. It explains his childhood friendship with Darcy and their time at Eton and Oxford together. We get insight into the development of Wickham’s character. Basically, he is his beautiful, spoiled, self-indulgent mother’s son. She raised him to rise above his station, convincing him that he will marry a rich heiress and have a life of luxury. Wickham has some assets to help him toward his goal. He is handsome and charming and extravagant. His largest defect is his failure to recognize that his irresponsibility has consequences, at times serious consequences; due, in part, because he always lands on his feet. Grange, an obvious Jane Austen fan, has given an amusing and totally believable account of a wastrel’s life. Wickham’s Diary takes its place among her previous diaries of Jane Austen heroes.