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A TASTE OF LESBIAN VICTORIANA

Advantages: Well plotted and written, evocative of the period and the traditional genre
Disadvantages: Three part structure caused the sotry to stall slightly

In writing ‘Fingersmith’ Sarah Waters has not only written a fantastic historical thriller but she has shown her literary skill and knowledge by mimicking the Victorian mystery melodrama genre with great aplomb. The story deals with two young girls bot ...

Mauri 05.07.2007 · Read full review
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A Pearl Of A Novel

Advantages: Fantastic book, I couldn't put it down, amazing story and characters
Disadvantages: None

On starting to read another book by Sarah Waters (The Little Stranger), I decided that it was about time that I got around to reviewing the last book I read by her: Fingersmith. I read this book over the space of only a few days back in September and just ...

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WHITE GLOVES THAT HIDE SECRETS.

Advantages: A wonderful story.
Disadvantages: Not suited to those who do not like historical fiction.

Tempted by my first experience of the written work of Sarah Waters, and her book "Affinity", I bought this book with high expectations. The story is set in London, the year 1862. We are introduced to the characters that are to form the foundation of t ...

thingywhatsit 05.07.2006 · Read full review
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If Dickens had been a teenage lesbian

Advantages: Compelling, shocking plot and unforgettable characters.
Disadvantages: Brutal imagery will give you nightmares.

Those of you who read my ‘Tipping the Velvet’ op will know how highly I regard this author – Sarah Waters, the Booker-nominated queen of Lesbian Victoriana. Fans of that TV show or readers of the book are in for a shock with this one though – Fingersmi ...

ShoppingGirl 12.03.2003 · Read full review
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Goody! Lesbian sex!

Advantages: Stunning story, great characters...brilliant book!
Disadvantages: None really

There's something magical about Victorian London. Some of my favourite books (The Ruby in the Smoke) have been written about it, some brilliant films set in it (From Hell was forgettable, but anything with Johnny Depp in it is worth a mention). I'm not ...

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