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Mrs Engels
by Gavin McCrea | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 8/22/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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I love historical fiction and am always happy to acquire such novels wherever and whenever they're available . . . . This was one of the many titles being offered free to a good home within the Harrogate Festivals booking office when I called in this morning to buy a ticket to see Victoria Hislop in the autumn.

Amazon Editorial Review: "Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Lizzie is finally given a voice that won’t be forgotten.
Lizzie is a poor worker in the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. When they move to London to be closer to Karl Marx and family, she must learn to navigate the complex landscapes of Victorian society. We are privy to Lizzie’s intimate, wry views on Marx and Engels’s mission to spur revolution among the working classes, and to her ambivalence toward her newly circumstances.
Yet despite their profound differences, Lizzie and Frederick are drawn together in this high-spirited love story." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 02, 2018

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An easy to read and entertaining novel, nothing particularly special, not one to love, but one to enjoy at the time! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 05, 2018

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To millycat when we and our husbands spent a lovely sunny day exploring Knaresborough :-) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingmillycatwing at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 08, 2018

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Thank you for sharing this, Nu-Knees, I look forward to reading it. Probably on another holiday! 


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