By Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans is a writer of fiction-in-progress and blog posts about doing neat things in NYC. Besides children’s books, she compulsively reads fairy tales, romance novels, travel memoirs, and in a pinch, the ads on the subway.

  1. The Toast's last literary pilgrimage was to Haworth, home of Wuthering Heights. There’s a line in one of my favorite fantasy novels, Pamela Dean’s The Whim of the Dragon, which I think about all the time. Ted, one of the main characters, is contemplating the Secret Country, the fantasy land that he and his sister and cousins have found themselves in – which they may or may not have made up – and…

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  2. This post, and several others to appear in due course, are generously sponsored by a gentleman-scholar from County San Francisco, supportive of the production and assessment of nasty novels, dealing familiarly with gamblers, misandrists and flashy reprobates. Said gentleman-scholar has re-upped his donation, so keep pitching me, academics longing for freedom. I am an unabashed reader of romances, watcher of romantic comedies, and lover of happy endings, so it’s unsurprising that I’ve always loved the…

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