Michael Svet Svet itibaren Kaneri, Pakistan
This is a true story assembled and researched by a family member around 75 years after the fact I'm also a grade school teacher, so was naturally drawn to the book. This book has many levels, all very historic as to the ways of young girls in society families of their time in history. I learned very much from the time period. It is also historic in the homesteading of early Colorado. These two young women never said "I can't do it" to anything. You've got to read it. Its that good. Much better than reading the same old timeless fiction novels.
This review first appeared on my blog: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/20... This novel is "Drawn from previously unpublished memoirs of Robert Sherard, Oscar Wilde's friend and biographer". Call me a sucker for Sherlockian mysteries, but I really enjoyed this book. We get to meet not only Oscar Wilde and his friend Robert Sherard; there's Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker, as well as a cameo appearance by Dvorak as well! With inserts of letters from Doyle and Stoker to their wives, notebook and journal entries from Doyle, Sherard and Oscar's new friend Rex, who says that he is a vampire, we go with Wilde, Sherard and Doyle on their journey to find out the mystery of the "Vampire Murders", after the Duchess of Albermarle (said to be one of HRH favorites) is found murdered in her telephone room, with bloody marks on her neck that on Doyle's inspection seemed to be deep enough to reach her jugular vein. All Doyle really wants to do is go home to his wife, but how do you say no to solving a case when the Prince summons you to investigate? The writing is solid, the character development for most of the characters is solid as well. I enjoyed the wit and humor being included too. QUOTE (from a galley; may be different in final copy): To win back my youth there is nothing I wouldn't do - except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of the community. Book Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars