Monday, October 19, 2015

Mailbox Monday: Alice in Bed

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I got one book last week, and it sounds very interesting:

Alice in Bed by Judith Hooper. This historical novel tells the story of Alice James, the invalid sister of novelist Henry James and philosopher William James. No one knows why Alice is an invalid, but after taking London by storm, she took to her bed with a mysterious illness.

Most of the book is told through the siblings' letters, recounting the unusual childhood of the James children, family travels, discussions of Boston's intellectual elite, and their contemporary transatlantic gossip.

Alice in Bed is already generating praise and I look froward to reading it! Read the Publisher's Weekly review of Alice in Bed.


  1. This is the first time I have heard of this book, but it sounds quite good.

    Thanks for sharing the title, and have a wonderful week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  2. Sounds like a book I would love. Very interesting.

  3. This sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

  4. What an interesting premise. I haven't read a historical fiction in a while, though I love it.

  5. Alice In Bed sound really interesting! I hope you enjoy it.


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