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Witty Little Knitter

I read fantasy, crime, true crime, lgbt-romance and books written by my favourite comedians. List not necessarily complete.
Sometimes I write for Bibliodaze

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Stephen and Matilda
Jim Bradbury
Progress: 52/262 pages
Krieg und Frieden
Michael Grusemann, Leo Tolstoy
Progress: 579/1024 pages

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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo - Tom Reiss

This gray little town fifty miles north of Paris acquired an outsized reputation for royal scandal, misbehaviour, and debauchery, which in eighteen-century France was saying something.

(Pos. 142)

multiple histories relate that he (Alex Dumas) once fought three duels in one day, winning all three despite being gashed in the head

 

(Pos 202)

 

At a time when most radical defenders of liberty, equality, and fraternity commited atrocities in the name of these ideals, he never shrank from protecting any victim, no matter what his or her background or ideological complexion.

(Pos. 274)