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Her confessions come courtesy of our series My Guilty Pleasure, where authors talk about books they are embarrassed to admit they love.
HELEN SIMONSON: At 13 years old, I skipped all the boring Waterloo descriptions and lived for details of the heroine, Lady Barbara, tending wounded soldiers and waiting to learn the fate of a certain dark and brooding Colonel Charles. Today, Lady Bab still has all my attention. Pass the smelling salts, please.
SIEGEL: Helen Simonson is the author of "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand." You'll find more book reviews and recommendations at our website, npr.org.
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