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The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle   Cooper
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Jul 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical_fiction

Here is the problem with this book--which I personally loved.It's terrfic. But the author intends it to be and it is pitched as a YA book. And though the protagonists are teens,it's really not a teen book.
It's a book for women who love books set in late 1930s England right before WWII. It's a book for women who read Maisie Dobbs and Dorothy Sayers. It's a book for women who read Nancy Mitford (there are references to the Mitford sisters) and I Capture the Castle.

Because though the characters are teens, there is little here about being a teen. Thoughtful teens who love historical fiction might like this, but the audience is far more the 20 somethings and up who love well written period fiction.

And I'm betting that's who will read this.

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