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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures - Caroline Preston This is quite unique. A graphic novel, and it is a novel do not be fool by the pretty pictures, with a scrapbooking, vintage twist. It is the box that makes the novel in this case. The story is not new, girl want to go to college, can't no money, goes to work, meets bad boy, miracle happens, college, New York, Paris, return of the bad boy, parent is dying, goes home, meets good, bland boy again who became succesful man, love, marriage, the end. Pretty conventional, but it's set in the 1920’s, she wants to be a writer, it's Paris of Hemingway, Sylvia Beach and Joyce. It's the dream like era right before the crash. It's conventional but with lots of background literarure history. And it's very pretty. The four stars is for the detailed, painfully historically, vintage box that captures the era the story is set in. The story itself well we have all read it before but not quite presented this way.