Variations on Jane Austen 





Dear Miss Bennet

Thank you for your letter. Your case is typical of many brought to my attention.

Don’t worry too much about your fiancé’s appearance and behaviour.  I think you will soon get used to the bulging eyes and his tendency to sneeze a lot. Provided his income is large enough to support a family without the need for either of you to work, I can see no reason why you should not both be very happy.