Lives Change @ Mary Russell

Today’s your last day to tell me

“How The Beekeeper’s Apprentice Changed my Life”

or:

“When I First Met Mary Russell, She…”

This year’s celebration of libraries, whose theme for National Library Week this year has been:

Lives Change @ Your Library.

(And yes, there will be Extra Points Given for a mention of libraries in the submissions.)

First prize: a complete hardback set of the UK editions of Russell’s Memoirs, plus a copy of the new US 20th anniversary hardback of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.UK Russells

Runner-up: a complete set of the UK Allison & Busby paperbacks of the Russell Memoirs.Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes complete set

Email them to me by midnight tonight, Pacific time, as text or image, here.

I’ll try my best to look through them all by Monday, and post the winners.

Comments

  1. Mary Russell is my all time favorite independent, strong, funny, sensitive, smart and smart-alecky female character who shares her journey from an unfortunate youth to productive and happy woman. I am inspired by her love of reading and openness to learning anything. Mary’s ability to forge relationships with so many saints, scoundrels and stinky cheeses is a testament to her kindness and interest in the world and everything in it.
    If I had checked any of her stories out of a library, the library would be rich from overdue fines.
    This is a series that I encourage any woman to have in her personal library, and more importantly share with a young person, especially the girls who need to learn to break a few barriers.

  2. Sally Stockton says:

    When I first met Mary Russell, she was a 15-year old from San Francisco who had recently been
    sent to stay with an aunt who lived in the south of England.
    Sherlock Holmes and I met her at nearly the same time (had I been living in 1915).
    I met Mary at the same period in my life that I met Laurie R. King and was pleased to learn that
    the author lives/lived in an area where I was born and later returned to in order to finish 6th grade
    and complete grades 7-12.
    After teaching Theatre and English for 20 years in Northern California, family concerns caused me
    to move to San Diego to help with family matters, but Laurie R. King has been a wonderful in-print
    companion to share weekends and evenings of reading.

  3. Sally Stockton says:

    When I first met Mary Russell, she was a 15-year old from San Francisco who had recently been sent to stay with an aunt who lived in the south of England. I met Mary at the same period in my life that I found Laurie R. King and was pleased to learn that the author lives/lived in an area where I was born.
    Mary continues to intrigue me. I have read all of the titles up to Garment of Shadows, which is next on my list.

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