Peter Fallon, book collector and historical sleuth, searches for a hand-written copy of an undiscovered Shakespeare play, Love's Labors Won given by the Bard to his friends and neighbors the Harvards. At the same time the stories of John Harvard, for whom the world renowned Cambridge university is named, and the Wedge family, who played a pivotal role in the evolution of the school, unfold in a parallel storyline. Suspenseful and interesting historical mystery. Worth Reading, Book Worth, Favorite Reading, Favorite Historical, Favorite Book, Williams Martin, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Harvard Yards
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) The No. 1 Lady Detective, Precious Ramotswe, is clever, practical and enterprising. She solves puzzling mysteries for her neighbors, outwitting dishonest husbands, con artists and thieves. The setting of Botswana plays a fascinating role in the story too. I love Alexander McCall Smith's witty and insightful style.
In this charming historical romance, a Russian heiress flees her native land during the revolution and winds up in England, penniless and without a home. To earn money so her brother can stay in school, she finds a job as a maid at a country estate. Before long, she settles into the household below stairs. To her dismay, she becomes irresistibly attracted to the Earl of the manor, who has returned from war, bringing his beautiful fiancee home to meet his family.
I read this book after seeing the famous unicorn tapestries in Paris. The plot revolves around both the French family who commissioned the tapestries as well as the Belgian weavers who created them. I enjoyed the medieval setting, the details of how the tapestries were made and the well-developed characters in this fascinating historical novel.
My mother recommended this book which tells the story of Denny Swift, an ambitious race car driver who faces a personal crisis as his career is about to take off, and his faithful dog, Enzo. The novel is narrated by the dog, who reflects back on his life with his master as he waits to be taken to the vet for the last time. Enzo is convinced he will come back as a person in his next life. I enjoyed the novel's unique point-of-view and learning a little bit about car racing.