September 2020 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Shout-out to Fine Books Writers

Courtesy of the publishers

Over the years, Fine Books columnists and contributors have published several books of note, typically covering the same subject featured in our magazine: books! Today I’d like to call attention to two of the latest productions from our extended Fine Books family.

Full-time ghostwriter and longtime FB&C contributor Barbara Basbanes Richter just published the first modern English translation of Fanny Reybaud’s 1854 novel of the French Revolution, Mademoiselle de Malepeire. Said Publishers Weekly of it: “This ripping yarn shows why Reybaud had such a huge following during her lifetime. Fans of 19th-century French literature will want to take a look.”

Alex Johnson, our UK correspondent and author of many books about books, offers practical advice and insight in his latest, How to Give Your Child a Lifelong Love of Reading. Published by the British Library, this guidebook is brimming with helpful information and thoughtful enthusiasm; if your child or grandchild is in need of an antidote to today’s screen-centric life, here you go!