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28 September 2013 @ 01:06 pm
Looking for Mansfield Park fic about Maria  
I hope this is allowed in this community. A few years ago, I read a long Mansfield Park fanfic, about Maria Bertram Rushworth after her disgrace. It's about her learning to be independent and managing the farm/small estate her father has banished her to and learning to be happy there. I can't find it for the life of me--does anyone know it?

ETA: Found! It is Maria, by Judith Brocklehurst.
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beatrice_otter: Mebeatrice_otter on September 29th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
Yes, even though I'm pretty sure I read it before AO3 existed and I try to avoid the Pit of Voles as much as possible. But lots of people have uploaded their back catalog of fic to AO3, so that was possible, and lots of people who use fandom specific archives also upload to ff.net because it's large and well-known, and Mansfield Park is a small enough fandom that there wouldn't be *too* much dreck to wade through on ff.net. It's also not on the Derbyshire Writer's Guild, which is my go-to source for JA fanfic. Which means I probably came across the story on a rec list somewhere, only I've no idea where to find the rec list, either. Aaargh.

I don't generally post requests like this--and certainly not to non-ficfincinding-specific communities!--until I've exhausted my other resources. But it's not on any of the usual suspects and my Google-fu is failing me and it's driving me bonkers! Maybe I need to join one of the Jane Austen discussion boards and ask around there ...
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beatrice_otter: Mebeatrice_otter on September 29th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yes! That is it, thank you so much!
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chaila: tscc - jesse/rileychaila on October 1st, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
*goes to read* :)