Valentine Book Haul

Valentine’s Day was pretty perfect for us. No fuss. We went to dinner at a favorite restaurant which was not full, then he took me to the bookstore. That evening at home, I sat on the floor with my beloved dog and watched some of Westminster. It was great. The books I chose were these:…

ACCENT: DIFFERENT CLASS

Fans of┬áChocolat will not find any of the light-hearted playfulness of a quaint French village here. What the reader will find is the familiar theme of technology versus traditions, the future versus history. Harris brings us behind the chalk-dusted walls of a proper English boys school. St. Oswald’s is built of ancient fieldstone and event…

Books for February

I have every intention of reading and reviewing each of these in the next couple of weeks, but I know that it’s likely a longer timeline. So consider this a preview of things to come, and maybe some of these titles will strike you even without my commentary. All images link to Goodreads page. Different…

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REVIEW: THE UNSEEING

Sarah Gale is a seamstress and convicted murderer awaiting execution in Newgate Prison. She was tried for assisting her boyfriend, James Greenacre, in the killing of another woman and has lost her case against the Crown. With only a few weeks until her sentence is carried out, Edmund Fleetwood, a barrister, is assigned to review…

INTERVIEW with Michael Sims, on Arthur and Sherlock

Biographer, editor and man of letters Michael Sims agreed to let me pick his brain about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, a fascination we share. Sims was a distinguished speaker at the Baker Street Irregulars annual gathering in 2011. Sims’ newest book, Arthur and Sherlock, comes out January 24. Q: Did you read Sherlock Holmes…

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