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The enduring appeal of Pride and Prejudice

28 January 2013 Last updated at 07:59 GMT

Jane Austen's "one darling child" Pride and Prejudice was published 200 years ago and the BBC's David Sillito has been finding out how the novel has endured for so long.

He met Jane Odiwe who has written a number of books based on the characters of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. She said that she is "obsessed" with Jane Austen.

Although out of copyright and available for free on e-readers, it is estimated that Pride and Prejudice sells up to 50,000 copies each year in the UK.