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02 July 2015 @ 03:36 pm
the past is so much more colorful than we give it credit for.  
I now need a movie about lady bartenders during and after WWII. Or a TV series. It would be like Agent Carter, but with more alcohol.


(link via The Toast.)

This is not really related, but I saw in the bookstore the other day that the book had come out in paperback: has anyone else read The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine?

It's a '20s-era retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and I read it in one sitting.
chelseagirl on July 2nd, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
I read it! Liked it a lot. I was at the release party (I know her slightly, as she's done some Victorian Gothic panels for me for the New York 19th Century Society) at a speakeasy bar, too. (Not the event that she's posting about in an entry that happens to have shown up just below yours in my feed, but a party she had for the hardcover last year.)

Edited at 2015-07-02 08:07 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 3rd, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
How neat!
La Reine Noire: Only Way to Dancelareinenoire on July 3rd, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
I haven't read it, but I just downloaded it for my Kindle, so I expect to have read it in not too much longer...
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 4th, 2015 02:40 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed it! I've been trying to decide which of my friends would enjoy a copy, now that it's out in paperback. :)
La Reine Noire: Only Way to Dancelareinenoire on July 8th, 2015 02:35 am (UTC)
Just finished reading it. A bit of a slow start but once I got about halfway through, I couldn't put it down. LOVED Jo so much--but I have such a weak spot for overprotective older siblings who are perhaps too bossy for their own good. ;)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on July 8th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
I had a similar experience; even though I liked the beginning, it didn't grab me the way I'd thought it might - but then somehow the book picked up steam and I couldn't stop reading it!

And I also really loved Jo. :)