Category Archives: Book Review Monday

Shutting up the Oxfordians

The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett Peter Byerly, an antiquarian book dealer, has escaped to England to try to recover from the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, when he finds a painting of her between … Continue reading

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You’ll even find out who the Abbe Faria was in real life.

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss Born in 1762 on the French sugar plantation hellhole of Sainte-Domingue (now Haiti) of a French wastrel nobleman and a slave woman, Alex Dumas … Continue reading

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Brother Cadfael lives.

Brother Cadfael’s Herb Garden: An Illustrated Companion to Medieval Plants and Their Uses by Robin Whiteman What a delightful book! Robin Whiteman has made something of a career out of creating works based around the world of Ellis Peters’ Brother … Continue reading

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