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Friday Finds

Well, try as I might, I can't keep myelf from adding to the TBR pile! Here's a list of a few books that I added:

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, by Peter Ackroyd. Historical fiction; about Victor Frankenstein. Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley are characters in the novel. A book that's only available in the UK right now.

The Minutes of the Lazarus Club, by Tony Pollard. London, 1857, about a secret society that contains some of the most brilliant minds of the 19th century. And then, of course, there's the dead body that washes up on the shores of the Thames... another book that's only available in the UK right now.

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett. Short novel about the Queen of England and her reading.
The Mistress of Mellyn, by Victoria Holt. A reprint of the original, came in the mail as an ARC on Wednesday. I've read some of Holt's other works when she wrote as Jean Plaidy, but this sounds as though it's a combination of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, along with a little bit of Mary Stewart and Anya Seton.

The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II, by Susan Higginbotham. Historical fiction about Queen Isabella.

And I've heard from a lot of people that Michelle Moran's novels (Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen) are quite good, so I may have to try them myself.
The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice, by Laurel Corona. ARC coming to me in the mail.
Bedlam South, and I can't remember who the authors are. The publicist contacted me and asked me if I'd be interested. It's about the South during the Civil War.


Luanne said…
I'll be watching for your review of Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. It caught my eye as well.
Danielle said…
I saw LT was offering a Victoria Holt book--I might drop my name in. I can't remember if I've read her or not. I'll be interested to see what the reissues look like. And I read Nefertiti and really enjoyed it--have her next one on my pile.
Anonymous said…
I say go for The Uncommon Reader---very funny and witty. And I'm looking forward to reading The Heretic Queen.
Alyce said…
I really enjoyed The Uncommon Reader and the Michelle Moran books. I'm actually going to be giving away copies of Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen on my blog next week.

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