Book of the Week

Anyone who is a regular reader of Wonders and Marvels knows that we take a knowledgeable--but irreverent--stance toward history. I have found a kindred spirit in Carlyn Beccia!

Raucous Royals: Test Your Royal Wits, Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce Which Royal Rumors are True is a book that I would have read from cover-to-cover at least 600 times when I was young. Now, keep in mind that it's not always for the weak at heart. The first entry is on Vald the Impaler. But the gore is done in such a lighthearted, nutty way. Can't believe I just said that, but it's true.

The Raucous author herself will be joining us on Thursday for a guest post on, yes folks, the creepy history of the early potato. It is the week of Halloween after all! Carlyn will also send an autographed copy of her book to one lucky
Marvels & Wonders reader.

To register, simply click HERE.
Deadline: Saturday, November 1 at midnight [CST]

Now get thee immediately over to Carlyn's website. It is also a marvel to behold!

And congratulations to LAURA CHRISTENSEN, the happy winner of Catherine Delors' Mistress of the Revolution!

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1 comment:

  1. That sounds like an excellent book. Interesting I just finished reading about good ole Vlad in "The Ottoman Centuries". Thanks for the recommendation!


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