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Dorothy W.

I'm so enjoying listening to Maisie Dobbs, that I'm inspired to try other historical-type mysteries. I'm learning a lot about the feeling of 1930 and the effects of WWI.


Dorothy--I am so glad you are enjoying the Winspear book! Mysteries are a nice change from usual fiction. You might also like Dorothy Sayers. Gaudy Night had a wonderful literary feel to it! The nice thing with Maisie is there are several books out now about her!


On a totally unrelated matter, you say you are reading "Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives". Have you actually started it yet? It is on my wish list... and was wondering if it was a worthwhile purchase (as I don't have a library where I live).


Kailana--I just noticed that the Amazon title (I am linked to Amazon in my list) is wrong. The Cordingly book is actually called Women Sailors and Sailors' Women--but I am sure it is the same one (they must have changed the title when they published it). In any case, yes, it is good so far!! I was afraid it was going to be dry and hard to get through after reading the Hoobler book on Mary Shelley (which was so good). You never know with nonfiction! But I have read the intro and am into the first chapter and am finding the reading very engrossing. I am sure I will be sharing passages here!! I do think it is probably more interesting if you are interested in nautical subjects, but it is also good if you are interested in women's subjects (and I like both!). As I am really into the 18th C. right now (this is where it starts) it seems to be the right book at the right time for me!! I will let you know if it continues to be as good!


I enjoy nautical things and women's history, so I will be interested to see what you think of it!

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