Mr Darcy’s Guide to Pemberley – Book Launch and Giveaway

There is a saying that it is better to see once than to hear a hundred times.


That is why I’ve decided to make a video about my very small (but lovely!) celebration of a book launch, rather than tell you about it. The person, to whom I present my book in the video, is no other than Mr Jeremy Knight of Chawton, Jane Austen’s fourth great nephew, Father of Caroline Jane Knight, the Founder of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. That is why I look so ecstatic on my visit to Chawton. J

Watch the video here:

About the book:

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Sumptuously presented, to make sure it does justice to the stunning place it describes, this book is the first and only of its kind. It is only available as a hardback, wrapped in a smooth dustcover with gold emboss. Inside, the book is printed on high quality silky paper with full colour paintings adorning every page.

Hand-drawn maps help you to find your way around Mr Darcy’s extensive estate and perfectly imagine every detail as if you were walking the garden paths beside your generous (and handsome!) host.

Dust cover:

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– hardback, landscape, 28×21 cm.

– Dust cover with gold emboss.

– Satin paper.

– Full colour throughout.

– 108 pages, with illustrations on every page.

I will be donating 10% of any profit made on this book to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.

Release date: 1 October 2017.

RRP £25

Available worldwide from:

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Today’s Giveaway:

The draw is open worldwide, with the winner receiving all the prizes.

All you have to do to enter the GIVEAWAY is to share this post on your blog/page (sharing setting –“Public”) and leave a “Shared” comment here with the web address of the page you used for sharing. Please help us to spread the word!

Winner: Alejandra Maria from Spain


  1. Mr Darcy Mug – limited edition – one of only 3.
  2. Mr Darcy Note Book
  3. Mr Darcy A5 portrait
  4. And – straight from the Harvest Fair at Winchester – as seen in the video – three chocolate mice – made in Jane Austen’s Hampshire

End date: 11 October 2017


Connect with the author on Facebook – search for J.B. Grantham and send a friend request:

Like a Facebook Page for this book:

Many thanks to J. B. Grantham for this wonderful giveawy!

Rita L. Watts

PS. Scroll down for a bonus video of the book. Watch her opening the first box with her brand new children (the books). It’s touching and you can take a peek inside to see how much it is worth buying it. Here it is!

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  1. Well, I shared this via my husband’s facebook page, Michael Sommer in Wyoming. I hope that helps spread the word. I watched the new “commercial” for this book and it brought tears to my eyes. The picture of Darcy at his desk with the small portrait of Elizabeth facing was just right.

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      1. Truly, I deeply felt that this was something of deep beauty and value. I feel lucky to have your incredible taste and talent available for me to view in this treasure of a book. The way you put the video together was inspired. You deserve the highest praise and success.

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! I am looking forward to my receiving my book in the mail in the near future! I am not on any of the social media sites (by choice), however, if you put your book on, I will be sure to indicate that I want to read it and that it is on it’s way to me! Once received, I can then indicate that I am reading it and will do a review!

    Thank you again so much for all your hard work in producing such a fabulous book!

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    1. Hi Pam, Rita is right – the book is not given out in this giveaway. However, keep an eye on Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Facebook page. There will be one and only chance to enter a raffle for the book and Mr Darcy’s pendant on that page – closer to Christmas. Best of luck! ❤

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  3. Oh, my!! I will not enter the drawing as I feel like I am being selfish having won Mr. Darcy’s large photo already. But I wish to say that you are sharing the visit that I’ve so wanted to take. Blessings my dear and may your book sales exceed your expectations!! I will post it on my instagram page (slegg43)

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  4. Huge congrats for the book launch, Julia!!!! It was a winding road, but every twist and turn has brought you closer to this magical book that is ‘Mr Darcy’s Guide to Pemberley’, and I’m so happy for you that it’s finally published! You’re my hero, your perseverance and cheerfulness is so inspiring, and you’re such a wonderful lady! thanks for giving us this beautiful labour of love and I hpoe one day you’ll be ready to launch into another. Love and best wishes,

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    1. And thank YOU, Joana, for supporting me every step of the way! It wasn’t a smooth sailing, indeed, – quite the opposite. But – it is out now and I am delighted with it. ❤

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  5. I am anxiously awaiting my copy. Do not enter me in the draw, since I won last time…however if you ever have a few extra chocolate mice hanging around, I wouldn’t say no!

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  6. Looking forward to getting my copy, hugely excited! Congratulations!
    This will be shown to my clients on my Pride And Prejudice Tours and recommended to all comers.
    Good luck with everything

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    1. Thank you, Debi! It is really kind! I hope the book will soon be available from Lyme Park’s Gift shop. What a great way to finish a visit to Pemberley it will be!
      Wishing you best of luck with future tours – they all look wonderful and hope to join you on one of them one day. JBG

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