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“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs is the memoir which (in part) inspired both Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  Born in 1907 to an impoverished family, Margaret Powell relinquished a scholarship she couldn’t afford to take up and entered domestic service as a kitchen maid — the lowest of the female servants — at… Read more »

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Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #3 Published by DAW Books on Oct. 5, 2004 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 405 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, The Gates of Sleep, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 12, 2012 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

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The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #2 Published by DAW Books on April 1, 2002 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 389 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 11, 2012 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

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This Week’s Articles (4/01 – 4/07 — a little late!)

These articles were worth reading; they came to my attention in the last week or so:“E-books settlement talks advancing — sources” by Diane Bartz, Reuters “The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish” by Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic “The Rise of e-reading” at PewInternet — a long… Read more »

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“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #1 Published by DAW Books on March 1, 2001 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Gates of Sleep, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood Red, From… Read more »

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This Week’s Recommended Articles (3/25-3/31)

Despite the frenzy of posts about the Harry Potter ebook/Pottermore store launch, about which I posted earlier this week (with plenty of links to other blogs), bloggers have found time to write about one or two other trends and issues in the field of books and ebooks. Rich Adin (An… Read more »

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