- member since December 27, 2009
Linda P’s last login was Monday, September 13, 2010.
Absolutely!! And, if the name, Henry or George or Edward wasn't the king's first name, it was somewheres in the long list of names that each royal child was given. Same when you speak of the French. How many Francois, and Louis, and Henri, were there?? Right?
Hi Linda, I found the Emma character such an annoying snob in the book so was quite impressed how Gwyneth Paltrow played her. I think it was probably quite realistic that Knightly was a more mature 'man of the world' as I think it was typical of the time for older men to marry younger women.
I added The Cater Street Hangman to my Shelfari TBR list. After I finish Akunin's The Turkish Gambit I will get to it. What a total disaster for the world was WW I. I will stick with the Victorian era for the time being. Thanks for the recommendations.
I do enjoy mysteries and historical fiction set in the 19th century (particularly England) but I have not read Anne Perry. What book of hers would you recommend as a first read? I really enjoyed the PBS Poldark series. However, I seldom will read a book after I have seen the movie. I need to read the book first. It has been so long since I have seen the Poldark series so I could probably read those books now without a lot of preconceived ideas taken from the video. I have been reading Boris Akunin, a Russian author of detective mysteries set in 19th centruy Russia.