This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mailbox Monday - September 5, 2011

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme originally created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (formerly known as The Printed Page) and is now located here. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday is being hosted this month by Amused by Books.

Treated myself to a couple from Amazon this week! So excited to read these!

George Knightley, Esquire: Lead Me Leave, Barbara Cornthwaite

This is book 2 in Ms. Cornthwaite's retelling of Austen's Emma from the hero, George Knightley's eyes. I absolutely LOVED book 1 and I have been waiting anxiously for book 2 (while reading some of the author's excerpts on her blog!).

Three Maids for a Crown, Ella March Chase

This will be the second book by this author that I have read (the first was The Virgin Queen's Daughter). Ms. Chase again delves into Tudor intrigue as she tells the story of the three Grey sisters. Very much looking forward to getting into this one.


  1. Both books look lovely. The Grey sisters one particularly.

  2. The George Knightly book caught my eye -- happy reading!

  3. The George Knightly book looks wonderful!

  4. Both books look lovely! I hope you enjoy them both.

  5. Both of these look good to me! I am looking forward to seeing what you think of them!

  6. These arrived on Saturday, I picked up my Mr. Knightley book last night to start it...and finished it before 1am! :)