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The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss
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Oct 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: magicians-and-mrs-quent
Read in November, 2011

This is another magical historical book for my shelf with Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Thirteenth Child and The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. I like the historical language of the story so far, and David Liss has a good feel for the period details as far as I can tell, but I'm not sure yet where it's headed.

Lucy Derrick believes her only choice in life is to marry the odious Mr. Olson. Her miserly uncle wishes it, and his dreadful servant Mrs. Quince forces her toward it, but Lucy resists. Then a young nobleman (revealed as Lord Byron) arrives at her doorstep with a message for her to gather the leaves. What does it all mean?

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