This is by far the best story I found in my morning papers today.
Amidst a diet of rape, and civic infrastructure woes, and child abuse, and servant abuse – ugh, it was a miserable news round up – so yes, amidst this depressing scenario, let’s hear it for the wonderful ladies of Pakistan who are huge Jane Austen fans.
This is an absolute gem of a story.
I love, love, love the ideas of the good ladies of Islamabad donning empire-waist dresses & carrying reticules. Too wonderful.
I love the Mr. Darcy moment. Come to think of it, who doesn’t love a Mr. Darcy moment?
Too many Mr. Collins – ah yes.
And, of course, the fact that these 21st century Pakistani women are, like their 19th century sisters, expected to make a good marriage speaks volumes.
A wonderful story.