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The Sunday Salon

A very busy week here! Yesterday I went to New York for my sister’s graduation, and then broke away to visit some of my old haunts. I went down to the Strand, where I bought a copy of Marguerite Yourcenar’s The Abyss; and to Barnes and Noble, where I bought The Floating Book, by Michelle Lovric. Not quite as much book shopping as you might expect, but honestly I don’t really need much more! I also did a bit of shopping elsewhere, so I returned back uptown laden with shopping bags! An exhausting but fun day.

In terms of the reading I did this week, I’ve finished Fitzempress’ Law (Diana Norman, a time travel novel set in the late 12th century), The Love Knot (Vanessa Alexander, about the love affair between Joan of Acre and Ralph of Monthermer)), and Of the Ring of Earls (Juliet Dymoke, a novel about Waltheof of Huntington). I’ve been in a medieval mood this week, haven’t I? All three books are excellent; it’s too bad that they’re out of print! If you can I recommend getting any of the three from the library. Currently I’m reading a review copy of The Creation of Eve, by Lynn Cullen, a novel about Sofinisba Anguissola, coming out on March 23rd. I’m enjoying it a lot, because the author’s style reminds me a bit of Sarah Dunant.

How was your week?


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