The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch

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By Melinda Taub

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A sparkling, witchy reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, told from the perspective of the troublesome and—according to her—much-maligned youngest Bennet sister, Lydia.

In this exuberant retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Lydia Bennet puts pen to paper to relate the real events and aftermath of the classic story. Some facts are well known: Mrs. Bennet suffers from her nerves, Mr. Bennet suffers from Mrs. Bennet, and all five daughters suffer from an estate that is entailed only to male heirs.

But Lydia also suffers from entirely different concerns: her best-loved sister Kitty is really a barn cat; Wickham is every bit as wicked as the world believes him to be, but what else would one expect from a demon? And if Mr. Darcy is uptight about etiquette, that’s nothing compared to his feelings about magic. Most of all, Lydia has yet to learn that for a witch, promises have power . . .

Full of enchantment, intrigue, and boundless magic, The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch, has all the irreverent wit, strength, and romance of Pride and Prejudice—while offering a highly unexpected redemption for the wildest Bennet sister.


"A perfect blend of the intimate and the epic, the story both honors its origin and works in its own right."—Kirkus Reviews
  • "Full of secrets, duels, and duplicity, this novel brings a joyous ending to a once-tragic tale. The period details of costume and custom greatly enhance the story's realism, and the quick-moving action will keep readers both alert and entranced." —School Library Journal
  • "This dark drama, set in the world of Romeo and Juliet, is tempered with wit and humor."—Booklist
  • On Sale
    Oct 3, 2023
    Page Count
    400 pages

    Melinda Taub

    About the Author

    Melinda Taub is an Emmy- and Writers’ Guild Award-winning writer. The former head writer and executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, she is also the author of Still Star-Crossed, a young adult novel which was adapted for television by Shondaland. (She also wrote that thing about the Baroness in The Sound of Music that your aunt likes.) She lives in Brooklyn.

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