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Where’s Papa?

The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig is a fictional novel about a girl named Rachel Woodley who, as the story begins, is a governess in France. When she receives a telegram informing her that her mother in England is very … Continue reading

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Changeling

Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey is a well-researched novel based on the Fitzwilliam family in England. the Fitzwilliams were wealthy land owners who made their fortune on the backs of others who mined coal deep beneath the land owned by … Continue reading

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Dust

Evelyn Waugh aptly begins A Handful of Dust with a quote from The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot.  Published in 1934, this satirical novel takes place in the early 1930’s in England.  The story revolves around a wealthy married couple … Continue reading

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