Tag Archives: early 19th century

The Heir Apparent by Jane Ridley

From Goodreads  “King Edward the VII, affectionately called Bertie, was fifty-nine when he took the throne in 1901, upon the death of his mother Queen Victoria. To everyone’s great surprise, this playboy prince sobered up and became an extremely effective leader … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Catherine Morland is a young woman of good breeding but no money in the early 19th century.  She is invited to travel to Bath with her wealthy, but childless neighbors, and her first foray into society is filled with romance … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

Ever since I read A.S. Byatt’s Possession, I’ve been yearning to read another Byatt novel that would delight me as much.  The Children’s Book came awfully close. This novel is a huge undertaking for the author.  It’s a magnum opus … Continue reading

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