"Kasthu" wrote:Two books came into my house this evening, both nonfiction:
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager.
Both of those books are very good, especially the first one. All sorts of neat tidbits about life in the nineteenth century, and very useful if you're reading either Austen or Dickens. The second is just a damn good story, and unputdownable.