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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I can’t tell you what I’ve been reading, unfortunately, because it’s something I have deeply mixed feelings about– and when I can’t say something positive, or at least neutral, about a book, I’d rather not say anything at all.  Because I know someone else (or many someones!) will love that same book that annoys me,…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s my traditional Valentine’s Day post: a piece I wrote a decade ago, way back in 2009, for the (now defunct) All-A-Blog. “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you….” They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With that as my…

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THE ENGLISH WIFE Paperback Tour

Brew a pot of tea, make a nest of blankets, and settle in for a long read: The English Wife comes out in paperback two weeks from today!   I hope you can join me on the road! I’ll be celebrating the launch of The English Wife paperback, appropriately enough, in New York, at the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I had two sick kids at home, so I decided to save my shiny new ARCs of The Golden Hour and Milady for when I have sufficient brain cells to enjoy them, and, instead, resorted to my exceedingly well-worn copy of Dorothy Sayers’s Busman’s Honeymoon, in which Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Sometimes, you just have to re-read Dorothy Sayers’s Gaudy Night. Gaudy Night is one of my very favorite books in the world for oh so many reasons.  The lyricism of the writing, the still relevant question of how women are to balance careers and families, the love song to university life that never ceases to make me…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  (And thank goodness for it!) This week, I went back to the London of gaslight and fog with Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty, set right after the events at the Reichenbach Falls. He does point out a number of quite fascinating inconsistencies in Watson’s account…. It also made me strangely homesick for a series…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

When I’m working on a book– and I’m working on the next Team W book right now!– I find it very hard to read anything in a similar style.  But I also can’t write if I’m not reading.  (Reading is like air and water to me.  If I’m not in the middle of reading a…

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THE ENGLISH WIFE Paperback Tour– NYC, Cold Spring, Florida, and more!

I’ll be bouncing around this spring to celebrate the paperback publication of The English Wife! Come join me for the paperback launch on Wednesday, February 27th, at 5:30pm, at the Yorkville Branch of the New York Public Library (79th between 2nd and 3rd). It only seems fitting, for a book set partly in the town…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ll confess: I’m in a reading slump.  I’m longing for something new to read, but I can’t decide what it is.  A new mystery series, perhaps?  (How I wish there were more Julia Spencer-Flemings!)  Or some stand alone fiction? What I need is that book karma where the right book falls into your lap entirely…

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More Love for THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

Doesn’t that make you think of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn”?  “More happy love! more happy, happy love!” I am so very, very grateful to the authors who took time out of their busy schedules– over the holidays, no less!– to read an early copy of The Summer Country and share their thoughts. “In…

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