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Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede
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Dec 05, 12

bookshelves: comic, fantasy, favorites, historical, soulless-research, ya
Read in January, 1994 — I own a copy, read count: 100

One of my all time favorite books, Sorcery and Cecelia started out as a letter game between two brilliant writers. The authors clearly enjoyed themselves and the resulting novel is a joy to read, both as a story and as a window into the fun experienced by to marvelous authors.

Set in Austen-like 1817 England, which just happens to have some very polite magic rolling around, the plot is largely driven by excellent characterization, two strong heroines, and a great deal of humor. There are several ditty-like romances, and a tidy little ending that makes for an amuse-bouche of a read - tasty and bite sized. There are two follow up books, however, this one stands beautifully alone. Highly recommended!
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Morgan I've just started this book and already love it- so British and cute! I like the letter format. When I first read the synopsis, it reminded me of your books so I was excited to see how much you loved it! I can see some of the similarities :)


Gail Carriger I'm delighted you are enjoying it. I love the ending too, so I hope you will.

Morgan wrote: "I've just started this book and already love it- so British and cute! I like the letter format. When I first read the synopsis, it reminded me of your books so I was excited to see how much you lov..."


Alex Fayle This is one of my desert-island books. When I moved from Canada to Spain, it was one of the handfull of physical books that survived the purge.


Gail Carriger Yes, it's one of those books I could never get rid of!

Alex wrote: "This is one of my desert-island books. When I moved from Canada to Spain, it was one of the handfull of physical books that survived the purge."


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