30/06/2003

A Regency Quartet

This is a series of four novellas by four writers whom I had never previously heard of. I'm not even sure if the Amazon link is for the correct book - mine looks nothing like it.

I found this years ago in a charity shop, and quite enjoyed it at the time. Re-reading, I also thought it a good light read.

Each of the four novellas is about an eighteen-year-old girl, who is newly emerged from Seminary. Seminary, in Regency England, of course, is simply a boarding school for upper class or wealthy girls - nothing to do with American style seminaries, which are theological colleges!

All the girls in these stories have very different backgrounds, and completely different characters.

They're all well-written, and - in places - amusing and/or emotive. Predictable but satisfying endings.

A pleasant light read for a weekend or holiday.

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