I enjoy period romances. I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was in primary school and immediately fell in love with this type of genre. The lace, frills, ribbons, bonnets and fans were all so alluring to me. Then there were the tea parties, walks in the country and the balls where you danced the night away with handsome gentlemen. Finally Mr Darcy. Tall, dark, handsome and aloof. I was enamored by him. I have watched almost every film adaptation of this classic novel and compare how he has been portrayed. Now I wonder how I found this brash, brooding and distant character so appealing.