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The Somnambulist
by Essie Fox |
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 5/10/2013
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by isisjem): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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'Some secrets are better left buried...'


When seventeen-year-old Phoebe Turner visits Wilton's Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage, she risks the wrath of her mother Maud who marches with the Hallelujah Army, campaigning for all London theatres to close. While there, Phoebe is drawn to a stranger, the enigmatic Nathaniel Samuels, who heralds dramatic changes in the lives of all three women. When offered the position of companion to Nathaniel's reclusive wife, Phoebe leaves her life in London's East End for Dinwood Court in Herefordshire - a house that may well be haunted and which holds the darkest of truths... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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This was a bit of a disappointment to be honest. For me it seemed like it didn't really know what sort of tale it wanted to be. I thought it may have been a ghost story in the same vein as "A Woman in Black" but no. It didn't have the depth of a lot of historical novels yet neither was it on the "lighter" side (think Amanda Quick!) I'm not sure which way I would want it to go but would have just liked a bit more definition to give the tale a bit of oomph! The relationships between the characters didn't strike me as particularly credible & while there was nothing offensive about Phoebe I didn't warm to her.

Overall an okay read but can't say much more than that. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:


To be released onto the buffet table at the BCUK Unconvention. If it's not picked up by a bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)




 


Journal Entry 4 by Beqi at Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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I nabbed this from the table of temptation at Leeds UnCon last weekend. Many thanks for bringing it along, Plum-crazy! it was great to meet you :)  


Journal Entry 5 by Beqi at The Papermill Brewers Fayre, London Road in Loudwater, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/13/2015 UTC) at The Papermill Brewers Fayre, London Road in Loudwater, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taking along to a meet-up with mates. We're lapsed Bookcrossers but thought we'd bring a few books along to try and tempt each other :)  


Journal Entry 6 by isisjem at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 14, 2015

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Picked this up at the meet up yesterday. Really looking forward to this one as I remember it being discussed on the C4 book club some years ago. 


Journal Entry 7 by isisjem at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 28, 2015

5 out of 10

Whilst I can't say I didn't enjoy this, I agree with the earlier reviewer. This story didn't seem to quite know what it wanted to be and it lacked oomph as a result of it. It seemed a bit of a Victoriana pastiche. The author a clear devotee of the era she seemed to pour lots of traditional Victorian elements into it but it never quite became a ghost story, melodrama or something a little more Dickensian and the lack of that 'oomph' spoiled what could have been a really good book. 


Journal Entry 8 by isisjem at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (1/20/2016 UTC) at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Passing on to my sister in law 


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