Jan 18, 2013 — At No. 6, a countess examines her Edwardian predecessor in Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey.
Feb 9, 2012 — At No. 9, Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey reveals the inspiration for the hit PBS show.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 14, 2011 — Ripped from the not-so-heartening headlines, serious hardcovers about war, recession and natural disaster can certainly kill the mood. In honor of Valentine's Day, Pat Dunnigan offers three alternatives for nighttime reading that will lift your spirits — and raise your pulse.
Feb 23, 2008 — The Commoner, a novel by John Burnham Schwartz, paints a picture of the suffocating life that follows marriage into the Japanese royal family. The story sheds light on the real-life imperial family.
Aug 7, 2007 — The plot of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White pivots on fraud and identity theft — modern problems that turn out not to be so modern after all. Writer Jennifer Egan recommends the thriller, written in 1860.