Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

“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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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 Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

Categories: Children’s, YA, Fantasy Book source: Public library The Thirteenth Princess retells the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the point of view of a youngest thirteenth sister.  Disregarded by the King after her mother dies in childbirth, Zita is relegated to work as a servant in her father’s… 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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