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Saints in Art
Thomas Michael Hartmann, Stefano Zuffi, Rosa Giorgi
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
Selected Poems
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
James W. Loewen
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

Tea with Jane Austen

Tea with Jane Austen - Kim Wilson, Tom Carpenter I expected this book to be rather light and cute. Instead, I found it thoroughly readable and a terrific resource (I'm researching a novel set in this period). Recipes are included and, more importantly, put into context -- figuring out *when* the Regency English ate and drank can be trickier than *what*, since this aspect of the culture was in a state of flux. Frequent references are also made to contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction. I learned about several novels I'd never heard of.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about Georgian England.