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megnews
The Wet Nurse's Tale | Erica Eisdorfer
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Look what I got today. Thanks for the nice #LMPBC package @Chrissyreadit ! Looking forward to the book.

Chrissyreadit I can‘t wait to know what you think of the book. 19h
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RamsFan1963
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Maybe I'm cynical and jaded, but this murder seemed too mundane and ordinary, in my eyes, to shock anyone, much less a whole city like London. Neither killer nor victim were out of the ordinary, but I suppose blaming popular entertainment, a book and later a play in this case, was a revolutionary thing for Victorian England. 2 💥💥

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jillrhudy
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Pickpick

Charles Bravo (in pic) was murdered in a way you wouldn‘t wish on your worst enemy. Perhaps. I do not pity him. Ruddick researches an 1867 cold case and methodically lays out a theory about whodunit. He unearths some motives and eliminates some. I‘m convinced (enough for a layperson not a juror). I didn‘t like that Ruddick said he was using the process of elimination and then didn‘t—otherwise Bravo! (Bad pun.) #victorian #truecrime

LeahBergen Nicely reviewed! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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jillrhudy
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I wouldn‘t have heard of this Victorian true crime book if not for Littens! I don‘t even care who killed the rotten victim at this point but whoever it was REALLY wanted him to suffer. Yeeps! #truecrime #NFNovember #NFNov

veritysalter This definitely looks like my kind of book - stacked 📚Thank you for the recommendation. 2w
ljuliel This was very good ! 2w
jillrhudy @veritysalter I had to interlibrary loan it from the nearest big city library! It was worth it! 2w
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jillrhudy @veritysalter I owe @Mdargusch and @LeahBergen for this one and if you aren't following them you should!!! Their recs are on target! 2w
veritysalter Thank you, I follow @LeahBergen, her recommendations are always great. Following @Mdargusch now. 2w
LeahBergen @jillrhudy Aww, thanks! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, too. 😘 2w
LeahBergen @veritysalter Thank you! 😘 Yes, @Mdargusch is a favourite Litsy friend of mine. 2w
Mdargusch Sweet Littens ❤️❤️❤️ thanks for the kind words. @LeahBergen @jillrhudy 1w
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oddandbookish
Lady Jayne Disappears | Joanna Davidson Politano
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This book was like Jane Eyre meets a Charles Dickens novel and I loved it. It‘s like Jane Eyre in the sense that the main character is living in a mysterious house with people above her station. Similar to a Dickens novel, this book deals with and shed light on some unsavory things about the Victorian era like debtors‘ prison.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/review-lady-jayne-disappears/

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Chrissyreadit
Wet Nurse's Tale | Erica Eisdorfer
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Pickpick

This was my book choice for #LMPBC round 7, and I thought it would take longer to read- but I flew through it! I LOVED this book! The main character is perfect! Historical fiction about a strong, smart , sassy wet nurse. This is definitely a favorite of this year!

Crazeedi Sounds really good! 1mo
Butterfinger Can't wait to read it. 1mo
Lauraandherbooks I love everything historical, fiction, nonfiction whatever I love being in another era 😁 1mo
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megnews Just checking in. Did you send this yet? If not it‘s ok but I‘m worried it‘s lost in the mail. 5d
Chrissyreadit @megnews no- I will mail Wed! I was lost in last week.... 5d
Chrissyreadit @megnews it is on its way- should arrive by Saturday. 3d
megnews Awesome. Can‘t wait to read it! 3d
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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A well-turned-out #historical #mystery, if a little prim. Would read more, especially *spoiler alert* where the heroine gets a HEA! 😝

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veritysalter
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#FALLISBOOKED - Day Eighteen - #Apple

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍎 2mo
LeahBergen This was such a good follow up to The Crimson Petal! ❤️ 2mo
veritysalter @LeahBergen I loved The Crimson Petal and The White, the TV version wasn‘t such a disappointment. I loved the power given to Sugar in the book. Where in the world are you and did you see it? (edited) 2mo
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Beloved Poison | E S Thomson
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This is one of my favorite historical mystery series. It‘s dark, gritty, and deadly. Jem works as an apothecary and helps solve crimes on his own.

#poison - #chillingphotochallenge
#teamstoker #scarathlon - 1pt

Will also use this as a late post for #screamathonphotochallenge Day 12.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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jfount
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This was very good as a Victorian murder book, but outstanding as a story about storytelling about crime. I found it very interesting as a kind of historical parallel to present-day concerns about the craze for ‘true crime‘ today. I would definitely recommend it.