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Friday Finds

Here’s a look at what’s come into my home recently:

Amberwell, by DE Stevenson. Having read the two of her books that are in print, I was anxious to read more by her. It’s too bad that most of her books are out of print…

Poison, by Sara Poole. An ARC of a novel set in 1492 Rome.

The Sixth Surrender, by Hana Samek Norton. Another ARC; the novel is set in the early 13th century. I’m most of the way through it now and the story really runs away with itself in the second half.

Every Eye, by Isobel English. My Persephone for July.

Some Bloomsbury Group classics: Henrietta’s War, Henrietta Sees it Through, Let’s Kill Uncle, Mrs. Ames, and the Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris/New York omnibus.

A bunch of Virago Modern classics have forced themselves into my house over the past month or so:

Diana of the Crossways, by George Meredith.

The Edwardians, by Vita Sackville-West.

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Arnim

The Gentlewomen, by Laura Taylor

The Land of Spices, Kate O’Brien

The Orchid House, by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

The Rector’s Daughter, by FM Mayor

South Riding, by Winifred Holtby

The Three Sisters, by May Sinclair

The year Before Last, by Kay Boyle


I'm just getting ready to start in on The Sixth Surrender tomorrow. There's a thread going on over at Historical Fiction Online for a buddy read, if you're interested!
Bookfool said…
Oh, those sneaky Virago books. How do they do it?
Serena said…
wow...that's a big list. happy reading.
Sarah said…
Am interested to read what you think of Enchanted April. I loved the movie, but I found the book pretty insipid. The Edwardians is on my list, too. Happy Reading! You have quite a number of great new books!

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