I loved this series, obviously they had to shorten and edit parts of the women's lives from the book which is huge but i highly recommend the book also. It is a brilliantly produced series for the late 90s, accurate and the acting is superb. Some of the celebrities are abit miscast but that adds to the some of the slight humour that is in this. The soundtrack is beautiful, and you can get a feeling of the 18th century style of new classical like bits of Mozart & Beethoven interspersed in there. The major criticism is the last episode most people don't like, is the the 3 remanding living sisters are completely different actresses, because of their age but oh well its only 1 episode and it inst the best.