The Chronicle of Higher Education takes on the Pullman-Lewis debate.
I have to say all this snark coming from Pullman is making me very sorry. He's a decent writer, even if I'm not a big fan of His Dark Materials,
for the same reasons he's not fond of Lewis. (Although Lewis is probably more dangerous, because Lewis at least makes his ideas appealing to young people, whereas Pullman really isn't for children.) Those of you who enjoy Victoriana Detecting might enjoy his Sally Lockhart
series. I'm not a fan of either, but I liked them.
I also like Madeleine E. Robins' Sarah Tolerance
series. Miss Tolerance is a Fallen woman rejected by her family, who decides to become "an agent of inquiry" instead of a whore. It's in a slightly twisted Regency milieu. (Queen Caroline is regent, and their are Dueling Notices in the paper.) I discovered this author through lj. madrobins
was nice enough to recommend some books to me, and when I looked to see who she was, I realized she had been too modest to mention her own.sachie
you would love both these series. Perhaps I should try the Amelia Peabody series. Which is book #1?