by Sarah Waters | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1860498833 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 7/5/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
From the Publisher
From the celebrated author of Tipping the Velvet and Affinity—a modern day Charles Dickens or Wilkie Collins—comes an extraordinary and surprising tale.
London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth grows up among petty thieves—fingersmiths— in London’s Borough under the rough but loving care of Mrs. Sucksby and her “family”. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue’s fate is linked to another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Susan Trinder is seventeen and a foster kid in a family of fingersmiths (thieves). She has been cared for and somewhat coddled if one can be in this environment. A plot is hatched whereby she is to act as a lady's maid to a young and wealthy Maud Lilly. She is to gently push her into the arms of Mr. Rivers. Maude Lilly and Mr. Rivers get married and then put Maude in a nuthouse and make off with her fortune. On the surface that is the story. But nothing is as it seems and there are numerous twists and turns.

This is a Victorian historical novel at its best. Full of dodgers, thieves, lunatics, murderers, swindlers, child marketers, charlatans,and orphans, this reads like a Dickensian book. And a la Waters style there is a little lesbian love thrown into the mix.

This is a book where the reader is always wondering what will come next. Waters delivers a masterpiece that is a thrill to read. Waters develops her characters and plot superbly and this is a book not to be missed

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 10, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books.

Before she passed, she showed me all of her owed books and the books she wanted to give away as RABCKs, making sure that I would send everything on should anything happen. This book was marked for Mellion108 as a RABCK.

Sent today.

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