Thursday Quotables: Longbourn


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

This week’s Thursday Quotable:

It was one of those strange handicaps that afflicted gentlefolk, that they could not open a door for themselves, nor get in or out of a coach without someone to assist them.


Source: Longbourn
Author: Jo Baker
Knopf, 2013

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Click below (next to the cute froggy face) to link up your post! And be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables too.
  • Have a quote to share but not a blog post? Leave your quote in the comments.
  • Have fun!

4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Longbourn

    • Thanks! I suppose I probably should have provided a bit of context — this is Pride & Prejudice from the servants’ perspective, and it’s really terrific. 🙂

  1. Having read your explanation in the above comment makes me interested in reading this book. I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time earlier this year and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

    • I really ended up enjoying Longbourn quite a bit. Now I just need time to write a review! Your comment makes me think that maybe I should provide a brief synopsis for my Thursday Quotable books — thanks for the food for thought!

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