Recommended Read: ‘Sovay’

Looking for a new book to read? Librarian Cecilia Salgado from the Ramona Library has got a great recommendation for you.

What it’s called: Sovay

Who wrote it: Celia Rees

Read it if you liked:Sorceress

What it’s about: During the year of 1794 in London, Miss Sovay Middleton is not your usual fair young maiden, but a highwayman masquerading as a man who holds up stagecoaches. Sovay’s father, Justice Middleton, a reformist who believes in reason, equality and liberty, is known amongst the town to be lenient and fair except to authority. A Bow Street runner carries warrants and evidence for Sovay’s father’s arrest, charged with sedition. Yet the brave and determined Sovay protects her family’s safeguard. During the time of the French Revolution, this novel, heightened with excitement, thrills of danger and wild chases, explores the realm of dreams and outwits the constraints of the regime.

How to get your hands on it: Visit your local County library, request it in the library bookmobile or see if it’s available online through e-books.

Check out past recommended reads on the County library blog.