Colonel Brandon's Diary is out today! I'm really looking forward to finding out what readers thing about it. I absolutely loved writing it. Colonel Brandon has such a roller coaster of a life, with his first love affair ending in tragedy and then, miraculously, he finds another love.
Like Persuasion, it has a theme of 'seconds' but whereas Persuasion has a theme of second chances, Sense and Sensibility has a theme of second attachments. I really came to admire Colonel Brandon when writing the book because he had the courage to love again.
I wonder if that is why Jane Austen made both Wentworth and Brandon military men - they both have the courage to try again.
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