Book Review: Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah-Jane Downing

“Nothing less than formal ‘full dress’ was acceptable at the prestigious Almack’s Club, as the Duke of Wellington discovered to his chagrin when even he was turned away for wearing trousers in 1814. “ Author: Sarah-Jane Downing Title: Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen Publisher: Shire Library Date of Publication: 2013 Pagination: 64 Fashion…

Book Review: The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke

“The pallor of the sky seemed to her to be Elizabeth’s white complexion. The chill wind on her cheek was Elizabeth’s breath. The glint of a river sen through winter trees was the bright spark of malice in Elizabeth’s eye.”