Historical Spotlight (11/11/21)

This historical spotlight takes us into a gripping scandal of two women in the Jacobean court, the story of Christian Dior’s remarkable sister’s life, and a crossover tale with historical detail and village charm.


2 starred reviews!

“The brilliant adult fiction debut from historian and YA author Jago (THE NORTHERN LIGHTS) fictionalizes a 17th-century London murder.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Jago presents a realistic and absorbing tale based on historical events, convincingly portraying the Jacobean period and personal relationships during that time between husband and wife, lovers, and female friends.”–Booklist, starred review

MISS DIOR: A Story of Courage and Couture by Justine Picardie

“Readers will respect Catherine’s strength and quiet dignity; recognize Christian’s iconic fashions and glamorous clientele, and grimly anticipate the fates of Nazi sympathizers and collaborateurs. Ultimately this complex account is profoundly moving, surprisingly fresh, and deeply satisfying.”–Booklist, starred review

CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC by Paula Brackston

“Brackston repeats the formula from the past installments, but she does so without letting the story feel dull; it’s fast-paced throughout, and features a new, unexpected twist.”–Publishers Weekly

A NET FOR SMALL FISHES by Lucy Jago; 9781250261953; 11/16/21.
MISS DIOR: A Story of Courage and Couture by Justine Picardie; 9780374210359; available now.
CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC by Paula Brackston; 9781250260697; 11/23/21.

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