Artist: Rae Andrews - via
Okay, ladies and gents - what's better than a package of books on the doorstep?
All together now: NOT MUCH!!
I had ordered a couple of baby things (my grandson is due to make his debut this week) and a few books a while back and everything arrived packed together.
Here's the loot:
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
The Plumed Bonnet by Mary Balogh
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
The first two books are part of my on-going love affair with Naomi Novik's alternate history account of the Napoleonic Wars. Even if you don't like fantasy, I urge you to give these books a look. Novik is a brilliant writer. Begin at the beginning though, with HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON.
'THE PLUMED BONNET' is a re-read - but couldn't find my own well-worn copy on my shelves, so had to order another. Luckily there are plenty of used books online. I'm a big fan of early Mary Balogh. I think I've read all her Signet Regencies at one time or another.
The last title on the list is part of my continuing conversion to the books of the glorious Georgette Heyer. I'm a late in life convert and of course that makes me even more convinced that Heyer was a diamond of the first water.