Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer: Guest Post

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Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer
January 2013

Book Jacket Summary
 
Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person account of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.


Guest Post

 photo carolyn_182x228px-210_zpsa364a76d.jpgMy first impulse, when you asked what books are beside my bed and waiting to be read, was to rush around, snatching up Shakespeare's King Lear, Cervantes' Don Quijote, maybe The Hobbitt, how about The Aeneid in Latin, certainly Pride and Prejudice (wait--I read that last month; better make it Wuthering Heights), and perhaps a slim volume of a poet nobody has heard of yet. Oh, and the Bible. I planned to arrange them tidily on the shelf beside my bed and announce them smugly. I am well-read!
My second impulse was to be honest. I spend nearly all day, nearly every day, when I'm not actually writing, reading books that pertain to whatever project I'm working on, and when I drop into bed around 9 pm I reach for….are you ready for this?…the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle. It takes me practically all week to work my way through it (I never actually finish it) before I give up and read something from one of the accumulated New Yorker magazines (the oldest, on the bottom of the pile, is November 12.)

So there you have it--the unvarnished truth. 

By the way, anybody know a 5-letter word for "1952 Brando title role"?  Thanks.


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