A Novel Idea!

anovelidea_smThe April 15 issue of Booklist, Spotlight on Historical Fiction, is now live on Booklist Online. I couldn’t resist having some fun with the topic. So, in the spirit of “Reading Is My Business” and “The Read,” I humbly offer “A Novel Idea.”

At first glance, Mackay-Whyte and Boodles appeared to be gentlemen. Upon closer inspection, however, the threadbare quality of their clothing—Mackay-Whyte’s frayed waistcoat, Boodles’ laddered stockings—suggested that they were men of low birth wearing fancy dress. Or, perhaps, actors. But the truth was far worse—for they were men of letters.



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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