It’s been a bit of a blurry week (my toddler has decided that sleep is for other people), so I’m having a rather hard time remembering what I’ve read and if I read. But two books stand out:
— Georgette Heyer’s The Grand Sophy, in which a redoubtable young lady reorganizes her relations. Some of Heyer’s best comic side characters are in this novel, including the poet, Augustus Fawnhope (I did not consciously model Augustus Whittlesby on him, but given the Augustus parallel, I wonder if I might have been subconsciously influenced) and the prim Miss Eugenia Wraxton. Do you know who Sophie reminds me of? Sally Fitzhugh. The two are sisters under the skin.
— Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. I’ve just started this based on recommendations here last week, and… wow. Thanks, you guys.
What have you been reading this week?
In other other news, I’ll be announcing the winner of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla here later this afternoon. Stay tuned!