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Friday Finds

The Spiritualist, by Mean Chance. Impulse buy one day during lunch when I wa looking for Elizabeth Chadwick; this book is (yet again) historical fiction, set in New York in the 1850s and features murder and the occult.

Master Georgie, by Beryl Bainbridge. Historical fiction.

The Dress Lodger, by Sheri Holman. Set in 1830s England during a cholera epidemic.

The novels of Elizabeth Chadwick--she's written a trilogy about William Marshal, and I recently bought the first book, because someone told me that if I like the novels of Sharon Kay Penman, then I absolutely must read EC.

Not really a find this week, but I've really excited about the Monday release of The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory's newest novel.

...and I've still got an ARC of Devil's Brood to get through.


Lezlie said…
I'm working on Devil's Brood, too. Isn't it wonderful!

For anyone who is curious, Elizabeth Chadwick has recently gotten a U.S. publisher. Sourcebooks will be publishing one of her books in the fall of 2009 and one in 2010.

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Daphne said…
I think you'll really like Chadwick's books.
Marg said…
I really enjoy Chadwick's books, but I do think that the comparison to Gregory isn't such a great one. Chadwick is a better writer!
Nan said…
I'm quite sure I heard a long while back that Beryl B. heard voices as she began one of her books (this one??). I'd actually like to embark on a little BB reading spree.
Anonymous said…
I really like The Spiritualist. I reviewed it here:

I didn't know about Phillipia Gregory had a new book. I'll be on the hunt for that one!
avisannschild said…
I highly recommend The Dress Lodger!

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