THRIFTY SHADES OF JANE AUSTEN
A derivative tale of an unappreciated spinster who unexpectedly finds love with someone who can appreciate her magical talents.
Shades Of Milk And Honey
(Glamourist Histories, Book 1)
Mary Robinette Kowal
Genre: Alternate History, Historical Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 272 Pages
Date: 3rd October 2013 (First Published 2010)
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Some authors, whether knowingly or unknowingly, wear their influences on their sleeves. It is often possible to read the work of any given writer then accurately deduce who and what has influenced the story. Anybody who reads Mary Robinette Kowal’s novel, Shades Of Milk And Honey, the first book of the Glamourist Histories series, won’t need to guess the who and the what that provided the inspiration for her writing. She unabashedly embraces her fondness for Regency era literature in general, and her love of Jane Austen in particular. In fact, if you strip away the book’s fantasy element, Shades Of Milk And Honey could very well have been authored by Austen herself.