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Review: Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young La

 

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This is one of the books that was on my wishlist the longest, since long before I joined LT.
What a great fun read! An epistolary novel that works terrifically. The world is alternate universe where magic is common, but not ubiquitous.


It is 1817 and one young lady is off to London to do the season. The other stays at home, and their correspondence begins. The one in London meets the odious Marquis, the one in the country learns of a magical plot connected with the Marquis, and both young women are drawn into retrieving the magical chocolate plot as well as trying to figure out just who is the bad magician and what is he/she up to.


Lots of wry comments regarding the mores of the era, Austen-esque.

71st book read this year. Four to go!

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