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Maven Books

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

Currently reading

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

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.