Margaret Donsbach

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Keen reader from United States

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Fri., April 11: Interview with author Sandra Gulland

It's a delight to have Sandra Gulland visit the blog today to talk about her novel The Shadow Queen, about the daughter of an actress during the reign of Louis XIV. Welcome, Sandra! Of the three playwrights who appear in The Shadow Queen, Corneille, Molière and Racine, which is your…

Thurs., April 10: Review of The Shadow Queen

Sandra Gulland is a favorite author of mine, and her latest novel, The Shadow Queen is another that plunges readers into the past, with its sights, sounds, smells, hopes, dreams and disappointments. As in Mistress of the Sun, a major character in The Shadow Queen is a mistress of King…

Tues., April 8: Review of Things Fall Apart

If you're looking for a novel about Africa on the eve of European colonization, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart should be the first on your list. First published in 1959, it has a direct style that makes it feel as fresh as though it were written yesterday. For more about…

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