My guess is that she’s reading Pride and Prejudice…

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Or maybe "The Housewife Assassin's Handbook."

I'll go with the latter.

–Josie

From "Pride and Prejudice, the Musical"

Music and Lyrics by Rita Abrams; Libretto by Josie Brown

The song: 

Bingley_2#3: IT IS A TRUTH (Complete Song)
(Sung by Bingley, Darcy and Caroline)

 Darcy and Bingley banter about the pressures on single men–particularly wealthy single men–to marry.  But while Darcy is disgusted by it, Bingley's attitude is more benign–perhaps because he is already in the throes of enchantment with one of the local beauties, Jane Bennet.

 

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Happy 200th Anniversary to Pride and Prejudice!


Jane AustenThe world premiere of my musical based on Jane Austen's
Pride and Prejudice was produced 27 November 2012 – 1 December 2012, by the Ruislip Operatic Society, London, England.
This weekend is the 200th anniversary of the book's publishing.
To celebrate, we'd like to invite you to hear some of the music from our musical. Feel free to click here…

Says composer Rita Abrams:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's timelessly precious gift-that-keeps-on-giving  will continue to delight and inspire the world for as long as there is a world. The story will soar on, beyond every form of media we humans can devise–which is why author Josie Brown and I were moved to make a musical of it, a humbling experience which demanded of us the best, and then some.  While others have tweaked, twisted and revised the tale to make it theirs, we aspired to keep it authentic, as if Jane herself decided to add songs.  And the sweet audiences at our Ruislip Operatic Society, UK world premiere in November seemed to approve.  Happy Anniversary, Jane, and thank you from the bottom of our millions and millions of hearts.


Rita and JosieSays Librettist Josie Brown:

Of  all my writing accomplishments, no one project has touched my heart more than the musical I've created with Rita Abrams. My love for Jane Austen's words are second to none. The opportunity to bring this particular story to life is an honor. For part of your celebration, please feel free to click onto these song samples — and the full songs, too! 

Enjoy!

— Josie

 

(Josie and Rita)