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Sorcery and Cecelia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country

Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

(Paperback - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Sorcery and Cecelia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
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In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
Publisher: Orlando ; New York : Magic Carpet Books, 2004, c2003
Edition: 1st Magic Carpet Books ed
ISBN: 015205300X
9780152053000
Branch Call Number: FIC W
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stevermer, Caroline

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A classic of the genre, it is written as correspondence between two young ladies in 1817, it is the story of how Kate and Cecilia thwart evil wizards, an enchanted chocolate pot and find love in Regency England. Two sequels: The Grand Tour, which takes place not long after the first book and The... Read More »


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Jun 16, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked it. It was cute

May 09, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Perhaps the most lovely portion of the book is the distinguished pedigree (As some may have said in the Times of Affianced Regency-and Indian poverty and rampant imperialism) of fun Caroline Stevermer and Wrede had writing it. And, it shows.
Two Young Ladies of Quality - i.e. Cecelia (Wrede) and Kate (Stevermer)-are the narrators, and as this is an epistolary novel its "writers". They may be a little easy to mix up, but as long as you pay mind to it... it won't be too dreadful.
(Personally, I disliked the love interests. Certainly the Marquis, tho' I did not not like James. Unfortunately the writers seem to write Kate's...(?) romance more.)

Anyway, it is a fine, lovely, escapist, and almost fluffy adventure.

Feb 19, 2013
  • LT rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Feather-light and rather entertaining epistolatory novel set in England just after the Napoleonic wars. Moderately but not intrusively Austenesque.

I love the way this was written, not in the usual style but in letters. A die-hard fantasy addict, this was a wonderful read for me >.<

Mar 08, 2011
  • Mysticara7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It had some pacing issues and a few continuity problems, but it was pretty entertaining overall. It was really predictable for me, but I'm just a bit older than the target audience.

Sep 14, 2009
  • Tirtha rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very interesting sweet little book with the added benefit of being an interesting exercise in writing as it is a set of letters written between two people.

Aug 24, 2009
  • florikat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fun and a light read.

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Oct 21, 2014
  • orange_elk_15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Not really" I said and spilt my chocolate on her.

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