Longbourn - Jo Baker Finally - a fresh, original take on Jane Austen. This is the "Downstairs" to Pride and Prejudice's "Upstairs" - the story of the servants at Longbourn, who have their own lives and dramas with surprisingly little reference to the family that employs them. Now, however, as with anything fresh and original, we will have to brace ourselves for an onslaught of inferior imitations.