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The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy by Anne de Courcy

  Lately, I’ve had so many books come into my life at just the right time. I had just finished Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford, and towards the end of the book, there was a reference to the phrase “Buccaneers.” While I immediately thought of pirates, The phrase stems from the Edith […]

What if Madame Bovary Had Instagram? Reading a Realism Classic in 2018

When I was a teenager, I so badly wanted to be this classy, well-read, well-educated woman, and shed both the literal and metaphorical skin of an uncomfortable adolescence. I wanted to read intellectual novels and try to develop some deeper sense of understanding in the world. It was all very dramatic. So, at 15, when […]