Land of Books: An Irish murder mystery, the first female British spy, and a Wildflower

I'm long overdue for a book review. My last one (also my first) was months ago now and I really enjoyed writing about some of the interesting books I stumbled across (one picked solely for it's cover). I've read several books over the months since my last post, but I have three below to share…

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So…what exactly IS a bluestocking??

A bluestocking is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a woman having intellectual or literary interests." It is a (now historic) term that began in the 18th-century to degrade a group of women who met to discuss ideas and scholarly subjects. I first encountered the bluestocking term while reading romance novels.