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The Two Krishnas: A Novel
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The Diviners
Libba Bray
My Blue Notebooks PA: The Intimate Journal of Paris's Most Beautiful and Notorious Courtesan
Liane de Pougy

Edwardian Lady

The Edwardian Lady - Kate Caffrey I got this book out of the library after reading a review on Edwardian Promenade. It was really wonderful, both the text and the numerous pictures. It wasn't all that ideal for carting along with me places, since it's about the size of a big magazine or notebook, but I really enjoyed reading it. It gave a very detailed picture of not only the basics of live in Edwardian England from childhood through adulthood, but it also had a lot of specifics. All the usual suspects showed up: Consuelo Vanderbilt, Jennie Jerome, Lady Duff Gordon, Lily Langtry, etc, but also some women whose stories were new to me, like Loelia Ponsonby.