Saturday, 3 August 2013

Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany

Hope y'all are having a great weekend, folks!  (I've been thinking about my autumnal trip to America, if that's any excuse for that sentence - although 'autumnal' has rather scuppered that line of thought.)

It's getting rather too hot again, so I shall collapse in a heap - before I do so, here's a book, a blog post, and a link, as per.

1.) The book - Janet Todd wrote a fantastic book called Death and the Maidens a few years ago, and the Shelleys and Wollstonecrafts (read my review here) - I've heard that she's now got a novel out reimagining Jane Austen's Lady Susan. It's only available as an ebook, so I can't read it (and I haven't even read Lady Susan yet, as I want to save something by Austen) - but perhaps you can.  Find out more here.

2.) The blog post - Hurrah and hurray for Vintage Books reprinting Stella Gibbons!  When I think I know about her output, still more appear - I'm currently reading Here Be Dragons, but for today, go and read Jane/Fleur Fisher's fantastic and enticing review of The Rich House.

3.) The link - Nanny Net sent me a link to their 10 Nanny Themed Summer Reading Books... as target audiences go, this is up there with the person who emailed me recently saying they'd like to feature me on their TV show as 'a book lover and mother of two', but perhaps some of you will be intrigued!


  1. It's incredibly hot here, too. Enjoy the rest of the day! Here I'm still hoping for a thunderstorm or something...
    I am not the target group for your link, but the blog post sounds interesting. ;) Thanks.

    1. We keep getting cycles of thunderstorms and heat... but today seems pleasantly cool so far!

  2. What autumnal trip? Did I miss something? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

    1. I hadn't realised I hadn't mentioned it before! I am making my first ever visit to America this October - not to Texas, I'm afraid, but to DC, to visit Washington Wife.

    2. If you are going to DC, then maybe Thomas at my Porch can take you on the Provincial Lady tour he mentioned?

      Thanks for the link to the Death and the Maidens review link. I have that book, bought years ago. I started it and never finished it. I need to find it and start again.

    3. I will be seeing Thomas (hurrah!) so maybe he will...!
      Do let me know what you think about Death and the Maidens.


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