Lady Susan - Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman Holy Cow, this read like an episode of Dynasty! Lady Susan (Joan Collins) is such an unqualified b*tch! Her manipulations were hilarious and appalling at the same time. And her sister-in-law, Catherine Vernon (Linda Whatshername), was as nice and honest as Lady Susan was deceitful and vicious. Ceridwen described Lady Susan as a sociopath and on this we are agreed. What a nutter! But it does have a happy ending and I was glad to know that it all worked out.