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I recently (finally) started reading the first book in Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles series.

ladybug in the hyssop

They’re cozy mysteries, gardening-related, set in a cute small town, by the author of the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the main character is an avowed feminist. What took me so long?

Random notes:

  • I really like the descriptions of the protagonist’s herb garden. It makes me miss gardening and look forward to our future home where I can do that again.
  • The first book was published in 1992, and I don’t remember too many people (or book characters) overtly stating their feminism at that time (or showcasing it on their t-shirts, as this character does).
  • There are twenty-something books in this series, so who knows how far through it I’ll get, but it’s off to a good start.
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