Thursday 8 September 2011

Guest Blog - Jonathan Pinnock

Some Answers to 20 Imaginary Questions About “Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens”

1. Basically a sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” with added aliens.
2. Why not?
3. No. Not zombies. Aliens. We do not mention the zombie book. I had the idea long before the zombie book came out. Although I’m sure it’s a very nice book. It is, however, a bit of a sensitive area, as I’m sure you’ll understand.
4. I said no.
5. Oh, you like zombies? In that case, loads.
6. The usual stuff: tentacles, probes, ghosts. And Colin the pigeon.
7. Lord Byron. He’s filthy.
8. “The truth is out there, though it is not yet universally acknowledged.”
9. Pemberley, Whitechapel, Rosings, Bath and Glastonbury.
10. Ek – ek – ek – ek – kk’Ekk!
11. Mars. Although the chances of anything coming from there…
12. Sous-pellisse and Wellington’s Fancy. But don’t ask for “a Prussian”, as you’ll probably get slapped.
13. Look, will you stop going on about zombies?
14. I serialized it for a year online and then it was picked up by Proxima Books just before the end.
15. I was very excited, I can tell you.
16. All the usual online places, and if you’re lucky enough to live in the UK, at all branches of WHSmith, where it’s on promotion and currently at number 54 in their chart.
17. If there’s demand, definitely. I deliberately left a bit of a cliffhanger at the end.
18. Only if I can get David Bamber back to play Mr Collins. Or if he’s unavailable, his hair.
19. And there’s a Wickhampedia at which tells you everything you need to know, as well as a whole load you really didn’t. Oh, oh, and a Facebook page at
20. Well, thank you for having me. It’s been fun.


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Jane Holland said...

"... are a million to one, they said."

jonathan pinnock said...

...but still they come!

K J Bennett said...

I recall Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues singing that song. Now, about this questionless interview. It's all a bit skewed. It lacks ... something. they need to be there, really: it's all a Question of Balance.

jonathan pinnock said...

Go Now.

Only kidding. Hmmm. We seem to have scared Cate's regulars off. They're probably wondering when she's coming back. Hold on a moment. Just need to checking the formatting on this random note...

Cate Gardner said...

Well Mrs Darcy is rather scary.... :D

jonathan pinnock said...

She is. And I see I said "random note" instead of "ransom note", which turned a rather weak gag into something more, well, random. Many thanks for having me, Cate!

Deborah Walker said...

Hee, hee. You guys are so cool. An interview without questions. Me likee.

Congratulations on getting the book published, Jonathan. It's a very scary cover, and the premis sounds fabulous.

jonathan pinnock said...

Thanks, Deborah :)

Anonymous said...

17. there is.

jonathan pinnock said...

Bless you, Martha :)