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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

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March 2019
22
text: Making Films for Joseph Stalin
This week's blog post, "Filming for Joseph the Terrible," revisits my recen...
February 2019
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This week's blog post discusses Charles Todd's new book, just out from Will...
February 2019
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And learn more about Yangsze Choo's wonderful new novel, The Night Tiger, i...
text: Books We Loved, Feb. 2019
Find out why we loved this and other books on our monthly list at Five Dire...
January 2019
18
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Hadn't realized how long it's been since I posted here (very busy year, wit...
March 2018
21
text: Interview with Claudia H. Long
I just interviewed Claudia H. Long about on her latest novel, Chains of Sil...
March 2018
09
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Why I liked (or expect to like) this and other books is the subject of this...
The True Memoirs of Little K - Adrienne Sharp
January 2018
26
text: Interview with Mimi Matthews
In this week's post Mimi Matthews gives lovely, comprehensive answers to my...
The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance - Mimi Matthews
November 2017
17
text: Interview with Laura Morelli
Mostly about her new book, The Painter's Apprentice, which seems not yet to...
The Gondola Maker - Laura Morelli
November 2017
10
text: Why a Vermilion Bird?
I see I've been falling behind on cross-posting my blog links. No fear, I s...
September 2017
22
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Steve Wiegenstein answers questions about his new book, The Language of Tre...
September 2017
15
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And this week's blog post also expands on—surprise!—my interview with Joan ...
The Painted Queen: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series) - Joan Hess, Elizabeth Peters
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The September book recommendations are up at Five Directions Press. This mo...
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This one will be a bit of a nostalgia-fest for me. I read a few of them when I owned a couple of Siamese cats of my own, thou...
September 2017
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In this last adventure, set in 1912, Peabody and Emerson have barely set fo...
The Painted Queen: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series) - Joan Hess, Elizabeth Peters