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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Francis Spufford
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics
Katrine Marcal
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
Hans Fallada

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland

Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland

A racy novel about a woman's life experiences and pleasures in the 18th century. The story behind the novel is quite interesting, in that the book has been banned and the author not only went to jail for writing it but disassociated himself from the book as well.