Tag Archives: 1815

Emma by Jane Austen

At this point there isn’t a Jane Austen novel I haven’t already read, but such joys should never be experienced only in the singularity.  So it was with anticipation that I picked up Emma after many years of first experiencing … Continue reading

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Skeletons On The Zahara by Dean King

Based on the true accounts of Captain James Riley and crew’s shipwreck off the coast of Africa in 1815, Dean King compiles a riveting and engaging tale of strength and survival as the sailors spend over two months on the … Continue reading

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Bella Poldark by Winston Graham

This is the last novel in the Poldark series, written by Winston Graham before his death.  In Bella Poldark, Graham explores the life of the youngest Poldark daughter, as she spreads her wings to become an operatic success.  There are … Continue reading

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The Twisted Sword by Winston Graham

In honor of the new BBC series based on Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, I decided it was time to finish reading the series.  I thought I had finished it decades ago, only to find out that Graham managed two write … Continue reading

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