Apologies for being late with the Weekly Reading Round-Up! As I bounced from city to city, it wasn’t always easy for me to get into my website remotely. Belatedly, here’s what I’ve been reading while I’ve been on the go:
— Julian Fellowes, Past Imperfect.
A fascinating snapshot of the debutante Season of 1968, and a generation caught in the midst of changing mores.
— Menna van Praag, The House at the End of Hope Street.
An odd and interesting book about an enchanted house that draws in wounded females and finds ways to heal them (with talking pictures of female literary luminaries on the walls).
— William Dietrich, The Barbed Crown.
The latest in Dietrich’s swashbuckling Ethan Gage series (think a Napoleonic-set Flashman). Recommended especially for those who enjoyed The Orchid Affair, since this takes place right around the same time and references many of the same characters (those of you who enjoyed The Orchid Affair will remember Querelle, Cadoudal and the gang– and for you Garden Intrigue fans, there are also a few references to Robert Fulton and his inventions). Although The Barbed Crown is well along in the series, you don’t have to have read the previous books to get the gist of it.
What have you been reading this week?