A convert for Jane?

I was contacted recently by a student journalist at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, who wanted to interview me for an article she was writing about Jane Austen and her enduring appeal.  It turns out Ms. Gillmore has never wanted to marry Mr. Darcy — imagine that!

#insert horrified gasp here#

She’s a lovely young woman despite this defect, however, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable chat.  Did I help persuade her as to Mr. Darcy’s obvious charms?  Did she change her mind after taking a college course on Austen?  You’ll have to read her newspaper article to find out…