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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics) by Winifred Watson
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics)

Kate O'Connor, April 20, 2013

When Miss Pettigrew, a rather terrible governess and the daughter of a clergyman, is sent to the wrong address for her new employment, she finds herself swept up in the biggest adventure of her life. For Miss Pettigrew is accidentally in the employ of the colourful Miss Delyssia LeFosse, a libertine, cabaret singer, and a woman utterly in need of Miss Pettigrew's assistance. Soon Miss Pettigrew is shocked to find herself smoking, drinking, and helping Delyssia sort through her many ardent suitors. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day will have you laughing aloud as Miss Pettigrew careens around from one adventure to another. The story is sweet, the characters loveable, and the prose exceptionally readable. Perfect to read curled up in an armchair with a cup of tea in hand, this fresh and funny classic is a reminder that it is never too late to start living.
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility

Kate O'Connor, April 20, 2013

It is New Years' Eve, 1938, and everything is about to change for Katey Kontent, a young woman trying to disguise her Brooklyn origins and make her way through glamorous Manhattan. She and her vivacious roommate Eve encounter the dapper and well-to-do Tinker Grey; their meeting ignites a tinder keg that will cause a host of bizarre, compelling, and complicated characters to explode into Katey's world. The Rules of Civility conjures up a jazz New York that is simultaneously glamorous and gritty, full of martinis, music, Marxists, witty women, ambition, and unapologetic decadence. What must Katey and her contemporaries do in order to choose who they are to become? This wistful yet lively novel questions how you can reinvent yourself and still abide by rules of civility- and how, when civility lapses, you can learn to forgive.
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Midnight Blue-Light Special (Incryptid Novels) by Seanan Mcguire
Midnight Blue-Light Special (Incryptid Novels)

Kate O'Connor, April 20, 2013

We already loved October Day, and were perhaps a little surprised when Mcguire brought us a pink-clad ballroom dancer, but the surprised turned out to be a pleasant one. This is a fun, satisfying, clever sequel to Discount Armageddon. It's packed with talking mice who create holy rites out of meatloaf, ancient cults bent on destroying dragons, friendly neighbourhood demonic strippers, and the odd handsome love interest, this book is a delight.
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