Tag: victorian

The Madwoman Upstairs, Catherine Lowell (or Valancy, now forever afeard of attics….)

We are a passionate bunch here at BlueCastle. We love and loathe in equal measure.

Topping the list of most hated include:

Moustachioed heroes. (I may include the recently read Karen Robard Wild Orchid’s Max as my ONLY current exception to this rule.)


Classic Review: Middlemarch, George Eliot (or venturing into provincial life…)

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read (or re-read) classic novels. You know, those books literati refer to with arched eyebrows and smug smirks, to which I nod knowingly about and bluff my way through, whilst never having ACTUALLY really read. (Advanced English & Cliff’s Notes for the win).