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Archive for February, 2012
I’ve spent many years looking for Mary Stewart read-alikes and was lucky enough to have been given one by my college roommate this past week. So… if you like Mary Stewart, you’ll probably like….
— Caroline Llewellyn’s The Lady of the Labyrinth (this is the college roommate used-bookstore-find), told in the first person and set in 1980’s Sicily against a background of ancient myth and modern political intrigue;
— and Helena Dela’s The Count (I’ve always wished she would write more).
I’m tempted to add Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels and Dorothy Cannell’s mystery novels (especially Down the Garden Path), but I feel like we’re verging into different subgenres there.
Have you stumbled across any other Mary Stewart read-alikes?
One entrant, chosen at random, will receive a copy of The Mischief of the Mistletoe, in which Miss Austen makes a cameo appearance. If you already have a copy of Mistletoe, but want to share your two cents, feel free to post your thoughts in the Comments section below!
Oh, and while we’re talking Austen, check out this new BBC initiative: a Jane Austen inspired Facebook game.
What with everything else going on, I’ve completely forgotten to post reminders about the current website contest, in which we combine Austen with Pink for the most amusing combinations.
(I don’t think Miss Gwen would get along terribly well with Lady Catherine de Burgh– although Turnip might have fun talking fashion with Sir Walter Elliot.)
To enter, just go here. The contest closes this Sunday, February 26th. One entrant, chosen at random, will receive a copy of The Mischief of the Mistletoe— and I promise to share the more amusing combos!
I have to confess that what with all the running around and talking about books (book tour rundown coming up soon!), there hasn’t been much time for actually reading books.
Fortunately, my wonderful college roommate gave me two books to read on the plane home today: an old skool epic romance, Stormswift by Madeline Brent, and a Mary Stewart-esque mystery, The Lady of the Labyrinth by Caroline Llewellyn.
What have you been reading?
More happy news! More happy, happy news! Okay, I’ll stop slaughtering Keats now and cut to the chase–
The Garden Intrigue hit the New York Times list at #35!
Thank you all so very, very much for putting Augustus’s and Emma’s story up there. They– and I!– are so very, very grateful.
If Augustus were here, he’d probably tell you in rhyme!