The story she told the grandkids:
"So he took me out for this lovely dinner and then we went on a romantic drive. After that, he gave me a book."
Today I declare "Pride & Prejudice" Day. For your delight and edification, we present the following offerings:
YouTube: Mister Darcy Goes For a Dive.
BooksShouldBeFree: Free mp3 Audio book of "Pride & Prejudice" (zipped into one file for your convenience).
Project Gutenberg: Pride & Prejudice in html, txt, PDF and Plucker. (Other Project Gutenberg goodies for Jane Austen including several audiobook versions of P&P.)
Also freely available at your local library and bookshop (both new and used).
Which version of "Pride & Prejudice" is your favourite?
Most people agree that Colin Firth is the best Mister Darcy to date. This may be true only because they have not yet cast Richard Armitage.
There are those who believe that Our Richard might do better than Our Colin as Mister Darcy: "Some are even claiming that Richard Armitage (as Mr. Thornton) has "de-throned" Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy as the ultimate brooding romantic hero."
So, who would make the better Mister Darcy? Colin Firth or Richard Armitage?
Meanwhile, here is a lovely conversation between Fitzwilliam Darcy and John Thornton from the excellent web site Foolish Passion.
 BBC Masterpiece Reviews: North & South.