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Cornelia Baker

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Kveto from Prague
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Location: Prague, Bohemia

Cornelia Baker

Postby Kveto from Prague » Sat January 5th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Looking over my reads from the year, i thought I'd mention this one.

"The Court Jester"
http://manybooks.net/titles/bakerc3446034460-8.html

A true hidden gem. I found this while searching for books for my daughters. Ostensibly a children's book it has more appeal for adults.

Possibly the best written piece of fiction Ive read in a long time. It makes central European politics interesting by giving personality to the characters. Brilliant witty dialougue, especially in the mouth of the title character, the Jester.

Written in 1906, it truly transports you to the period and like all good HF it imparts little details about daily life that you'd not learn elsewhere.

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