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By Singing Light

Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.

Currently reading

The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Seventh Bride
T. Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood
The Nonesuch - Georgette Heyer The Nonesuch

Amused at first by Ancilla Trent's stand-offishness, Sir Waldo Hawkridge rapidly falls in love with her. She is a companion/governess to two young women, but he isn't at all bothered. She, while disliking the set he belongs to, begins to appreciate his better qualities as she becomes better acquainted with him. Unfortunately, there are several complications. One of her more serious books, this still has plenty of amusing moments.


I re-read this one, because I hadn’t in awhile, and enjoyed it hugely. I’m fondest of the sensible heroines, and Sir Waldo and Ancilla are both so nice that this was a lovely read. [Oct. 2011]