Girl Reading — May 2013

This month’s book selection is one I have grabbed off my ever growing pile of books that I have yet to read.   I like the title though as it tells us nothing of the book or story.    It is a debut novel by Katie Ward who you know must be good when their is quote from Hilary Mantel that says

Ward is wise, poised, and utterly original.  Her eye and her words are fresh, as if she is inventing the world

The blurb says:

An orphan poses nervously for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena, and an artist’s servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. A woman reading in a Shoreditch bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture, and a Victorian medium holds a book that she barely acknowledges while she waits for the exposure.


Read it, review it, link up or comment.  Entirely up to you.   But would love to know what you think of it.


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