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Articles by Liz Satterwaite

Folk and Fields Suffice

July 1st, 2011

When the tottering Roman Empire abandoned its far-flung outpost of Britain, the natives were forced to fend for themselves. The results were one part “Lord of the Flies” and one part “Camelot.”

Mad, Vlad, and Dangerous to Know

April 1st, 2011

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is the epitome of lurking evil — but two recent novels do their best to unearth the smoldering bad-boy behind the murderous facade. So: Was Mina Harker smitten before she was bitten?

The Platypus

December 1st, 2010

For more than fifty years and more than fifty novels, Louis Auchincloss chronicled the lives of New York’s upper class. His last book is a memoir of his life among that upper class — but is truth stranger than fiction?