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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King
Progress: 64 %
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 pages

Sprig Muslin

Sprig Muslin - Georgette Heyer

I'm pretty sure I've read this, one of Georgette Heyer's Regency romps, but it must have been about 30 years ago.  It was just as enjoyable this time.


The plot is so convoluted that I won't even try to explain it all, but a bizarre and hilarious road trip is set up when Sir Gareth Ludlow sets out to propose marriage to Lady Hester Thrale, long "on the shelf" at 29, not because he loves her, but because he thinks they would suit well enough, and discovers Amanda "Smith" (she won't give her real name), clearly a young and well-bred girl, traveling alone and attempting, very shockingly, to be hired on as a chambermaid at a posting inn.  He is appalled, and takes her under his wing, though she doesn't want to be there.


And Lady Hester refuses his marriage proposal.


The complications pile on from there, but I don't want to spoil anyone's fun.


I can't seem to find a copy of Venetia, but I had this one, and all the talk of Georgette Heyer made me feel like picking one up again.