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April 29, 2019

In April, I was reading ...

Victorians undone: tales of the flesh in the age of decorum,
by Kathryn Hughes

Wives and daughters:  women and children in the
Georgian country house
by Joanna Martin

Night and day,
by Virginia Woolf

The enchanted April,
by Elizabeth von Arnim

The late scholar,
by Jill Paton Walsh

Bath tangle,
by Georgette Heyer

The children,
by Edith Wharton

A discovery of witches,
by Deborah Harkness

The mapping of love and death,
by Jaqueline Winspear

The last Dickens,
by Matthew Pearl

The various haunts of men,
by Susan Hill

Beatrix Potter,
by Linda Lear

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning saved my life,
by Mameve Medwed

Murder at Union Station,
by Margaret Truman

Pride and prescience:  a Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery,
by Carrie Bebris

by Anna Quindlen

A shilling for candles,
by Josephine Tey

{The painting is by Janet Hill.}

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I've only read two of these books. The Enchanted April is an all-time favorite (wish I'd thought to reread it this month) but Blessings is my least favorite Anna Quindlen novel... it was a little to sappy for me if I remember correctly. Love these posts!

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