The Case of the Missing Marquess

The Case of the Missing Marquess (An Enola Holmes Mystery) by Nancy Springer Scholastic, 2006 224 pages I'm pretty ambivalent about books that amend the work of dead authors. Some - like the annotations and new stories released by the Tolkien estate - find their way onto my bookshelf. But I tend to give a wide … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Marquess

Advertisements

The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj

The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy Harper, 2014 335 pages To know me is to know that I am somewhat obsessed with Victorian England. I picked up a copy of A Christmas Carol at age 7, was mesmerized by the imagery and language and characters, and never looked back. Since … Continue reading The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj

What Little Girls are Made of

A Christmas Like Helen's by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, ill. by Mary Azarian 2004: Houghton Mifflin Company 32 pages Christmas always puts me in a historical frame of mind. From soon after Thanksgiving until past Epiphany, stories and trivia and memories flow constantly through my mind like a silent soundtrack to everything I do. I think about … Continue reading What Little Girls are Made of