Tag: victorian england

Julia Baird: Victoria: The Queen

From International New York Times columnist Julia Baird comes a magnificent biography of Queen Victoria. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Victoria: The Queen is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth—a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the

The Madman’s Daughter

Man, I should have saved these last few books for next week. I am on an accidental Frankenstein kick…WHOOPS! To be fair, I knew The Determined Heart was about Mary Shelley, but I wanted to get that review out before its publishing date. But The Madman’s Daughter was recommended to me by a friend and I had no idea

Jane Eyre

I keep seeing this post floating around on Tumblr about how Charlotte Bronte fell in love with Jane Fairfax from Emma, and so she wrote a fanfiction about her as a governess. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but that post was enough to get me to read both Emma and Jane Eyre somewhat back to back!

Rebel Queen

I read Michelle Moran’s Nefertiti a few months ago, and was completely drawn into her historical fiction, so when NetGalley offered me the ARC of her new book Rebel Queen my reaction was a resounding YES PLEASE!!!!!! There is “historical fiction” that is loosely based on a time period or event, but I never really take it

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