Favorite Jane Austen Adaptations – A Guest Post by Talia Vance


Today we are positively thrilled to have Talia Vance back visiting with us for a special guest post as part of the Spies and Prejudice Book Tour! To see a full list of all the blogs participating please visit HERE! =^.^=


My Favorite Jane Austen Adaptations:


BBC’s Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series): Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy?   Um, yes!  This my favorite Austin adaptation.  It’s very faithful to the book, and it really does justice to the side characters, something most film versions have to skimp on.  For a straight adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, this series holds up well.


Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding:  This modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, with Lizzie (Bridget) as an awkward career girl who meets her own Mr. Darcy is full of humor and romance.   The movie was fun too, with Colin Firth once again filling the Darcy role, and Hugh Grant as the charming cad, Wickham.


Clueless (1995): This modern retelling of Emma set among 1990’s Beverly Hills teens is a classic in its own right.  Alicia Silverstone is perfect as Emma, the girl who tries to fix everyone else’s lives without realizing that she is missing out on her own.


Pride and Prejudice (2005): This film adaptation with Kiera Knightly as Lizzie Bennet is gorgeous to look at.  It’s romantic and lush, and perfect for when I need a Pride and Prejudice fix but don’t have time to reread the novel or six hours to watch the entire BBC mini-series.


Austenland by Shannon Hale:  This modern romance is a fun twist on Austen lore, with rich women paying to attend an all-inclusive, Austen-inspired immersion at an estate in England, where actors portray Austen archetypes who flirt with the guests.


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (Web Series 2012-13): This fun web series, told through a series of Vlogs on YouTube, is not only a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but also does a great job of integrating social media.  So fun, and addictive!



About the Book:

09 - SpiesandPred_GalleyTitle: SPIES AND PREJUDICE
Author: Talia Vance
Pub. Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: EgmontUSA

Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.

Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.

So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.

But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?                 

With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.


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About Talia:

talia-vance-300Talia Vance is a practicing litigation attorney living in Northern California with her real life love interest, two-point-five kids, and a needy Saint Bernard named Huckleberry. Talia has been writing since she could talk, making up stories for every doll, stuffed animal and action figure she could get her hands on. She grew up hoping to write the great American novel, but her life ran more along the lines of tortured romance and fast paced thrillers, so that’s what she writes.

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Tour-wide Giveaway Details:

5 winners total US only

3 winners will receive 1 Hardcover of Spies and Prejudice and a T-Shirt.

2 winners will receive a T-Shirt


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Tour Schedule

6/4/2013              YA Sisterhood– Review

6/5/2013              Page Turners Blog– Review

6/6/2013              The Review News– Guest Post

6/7/2013              Two Chicks On Books– Guest Post

6/8/2013              What The Cat Read– Guest Post

6/9/2013              I’m a Bookshark– Guest Post

6/10/2013            Debbie’s World Of Books– Guest Post

6/11/2013            Magical Urban Fantasy Reads– Guest Post

6/12/2013            Ravenous Reader– Guest Post

6/13/2013            Taters Tall Tales– Guest Post

6/14/2013            Fiktshun– Guest Post

6/17/2013            Lit Explorer– Guest Post


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