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Palladian
Palladian | Elizabeth Taylor
6 posts | 3 read | 9 to read
When newly orphaned Cassandra Dashwood arrives as governess to little Sophy, the scene seems set for the archetypal romance between young girl and austere widowed employer. Strange secrets abound in the ramshackle house. But conventions are subverted in this atmospheric novel: one of its worlds is suffused with classical scholarship and literary romance, but the other is chaotic, quarrelsome and even farcical. Cassandra is to discover that in real life, tragedy, comedy and acute embarrassment are never far apart.
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LeahBergen
Palladian | Elizabeth Taylor
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Up next in my chronological reading of Taylor‘s novels and this one is an homage/rewriting of Jane Eyre. Yes, please! 💜💙

rubyslippersreads I bought this one but haven't read it yet. 10mo
Reviewsbylola You always have the prettiest books! 10mo
merelybookish Wow! I'm excited to read Taylor! 10mo
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Nute That cover is calling my name! 10mo
Kalalalatja Wooooooow 😍😍😍 10mo
sisilia Awww i‘m reading The Soul of Kindness now. Palladian will be next 10mo
Mdargusch Beautiful edition! 10mo
youneverarrived What a beautiful cover 💜 10mo
emilyhaldi Pretty 😍 10mo
DeborahSmall Beautiful cover 💜 10mo
batsy Oooh! That looks and sounds lovely. 10mo
ScorpioBookDreams The cover is stunning! 10mo
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1. A book? Who'd have thought?!
2. 2 years? I think...
3. Edinburgh Fog, the Scottish Eton Mess http://www.informededinburgh.co.uk/edinburgh-fog-recipe/
4. 5.41, the same time as the last three days 😬
5. Tea, chocolate, a wax burner and a skull...
@mindea #humpdaypost

vivastory Is it the skull of the person who woke you up at 541? 😬💀 14mo
Moray_Reads @vivastory it would have to be mine then, it's my own brain that's decided this is an appropriate time to get up 😂 It's a just an ornament 14mo
vivastory I've never been a morning person, so waking up that early sounds really difficult. My brother wakes up at 430, which I'm just baffled by 14mo
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Moray_Reads @vivastory I can usually get back to sleep after. I look at the clock, roll my eyes and stay in bed until 7! The exactness of the time is just ridiculous 14mo
vivastory Well, that's good. Nothing is worse than waking up early and not being able to fall asleep again! Especially on days off. 14mo
Melissa_J The Edinburgh Fog sounds delicious! If I ever get back there I‘m going to have to try it. 14mo
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Moray_Reads
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LeahBergen I‘ve had this stacked for a while. I‘ll be interested to see if you like it! 14mo
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EvieBee
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Mehso-so

Taylor is one of my favorite authors, so it pains me to say that I struggled to finish this. Cassandra is orphaned at the age of 19. She decides to be a governess, and her romantic ideas get the best of her when she decides that like Jane Eyre, she will fall in love with her widowed employer. But the house is dilapidated, the servants opinionated, and the residents super secretive. Very dark, with hints of DuMaurier‘s Rebecca. ⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen But it sounds amazing! 😮 1y
EvieBee @LeahBergen It might suit you better. 1y
LeahBergen I‘m going to go ahead and stack it (but you may say “I told you so” 😆). 1y
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rubyslippersreads Lovely photo! 😻😻😻 The book sounds intriguing but might be too dark for me. I'll let @LeahBergen go first. 😄 1y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Lol good idea! 1y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I might not be the best indicator - I love dark reads. 😄 1y
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EvieBee
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Okay! I‘ll get out of bed. Sheesh...Dottie‘s very persuasive when she wants something.

#dogsoflitsy #dottie

rubyslippersreads Who could say no to that face? ❤️🐶 1y
valeriegeary Oh my goodness. 😍 1y
LeahBergen So sweet! 😍 1y
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cathysaid I want to smooch that precious furry face 💕 1y
BeckyK 😍 1y
BookMaven407 😍🐶 1y
Oryx Love her! 1y
Mdargusch I love that face! 1y
EvieBee @BookMaven407 @Oryx @Mdargusch Thank you! 🤗♥️ 1y
readordierachel So cute!!! 1y
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