Christina Vella



A professor of history for more than 20 years, Christina Vella devotes most of her time to writing. Her work includes Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of the Baroness de Pontalba, selected by Publishers Weekly, The New York Times and the The Times-Picayune for their best books of 1997 lists; The Hitler Kiss, a memoir of the Czechoslovak resistance; and Indecent Secrets: The Infamous Murri Murder Affair, the history of a famous murder trial in Italy in 1905. Vella is working on a biography of Kemal Ataturk.


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Pride and Prejudice

Lock up your daughters . . . Darcy's in town!

Mrs. Bennett is on a mission to marry off her five daughters to rich men. Enter Mr. Charles Bingley and his rather hot friend, Darcy. Love, loathing and bittersweet romance follow.

In early 19th century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.

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