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New from Norilana Books - PRIDE AND PLATYPUS: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret


Norilana Books is proud to present Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian, a hilarious "comedy of wonders and manners."

This stylish and clever parody of the Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, comes complete with "scholarly" Footnotes that harangue the reader, amazing Appendices, back cover fake blurbs by Regency ladies and gentlemen, illustrations (by the author), a genuine romantic sub-plot that expands upon Jane Austen's original story... and of course the platypus and the entire wild animal kingdom of Australia!

Oh, and there are demons, malodorous skunks, shape-shifters, matchmaking mothers, true love, and an unspeakable monstrosity known only as the Brighton Duck!

Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret
by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian

When the moon is full over Regency England, all the gentlemen are subject to its curse.

Mr. Darcy, however, harbors a Dreadful Secret...

Shape-shifting demons mingle with Australian wildlife, polite society, and high satire, in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.

The powerful, mysterious, handsome, and odious Mr. Darcy announces that Miss Elizabeth Bennet is not good enough to tempt him. The young lady determines to find out his one secret weakness -- all the while surviving unwanted proposals, Regency balls, foolish sisters, seductive wolves, matchmaking mothers, malodorous skunks, general lunacy, and the demonic onslaught of the entire wild animal kingdom!

What awaits her is something unexpected. And only moon, matrimony, and true love can overcome pride and prejudice!

Gentle Reader—this Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.

Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret
by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
Curiosities (an imprint of Norilana Books)
June 15, 2012
Retail Price: $16.95 USD - £12.50 GBP
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-078-5
ISBN-10: 1-60762-078-2
500 pages

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This is the third book in the Supernatural Jane Austen Series.


Norilana Books is a Vermont-based new independent publisher, owned and operated by Vera Nazarian since 2006. With over 290 books in print, Norilana Books specializes in beautifully packaged hardcover and trade paperback classics of world literature, quality fantasy, science fiction, romance and women's fiction, and young adult titles. For more information visit


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