The Mesmerist

by Barbara Ewing | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780751537604 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on 2/3/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Amazon Editorial Review:
London, 1838: the controversial practice of Mesmerism, with its genuine practitioners and its fraudulent chancers, has hypnotised the city. Miss Cordelia Preston, a beautiful, ageing, out-of-work actress terrified of returning to the poverty of her childhood, suddenly emerges as a Lady Phreno-Mesmerist. In her candle-lit Bloomsbury basement she learns to harness her talent - and to finally look towards the future. But success is fragile when you have a past filled with secrets. On a wintry, moonlit night a body is found in Bloomsbury Square, and what began as an audacious subterfuge erupts into a scandal. Cordelia's past is revealed, bringing not only heartache but terror - and the mystery of a cloaked figure who waits for her in the shadowy London streets.
Sent to TracyW as part of the "Expat" exchange hosted by J4shaw.

Journal Entry 2 by TracyW on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I finished this today and really liked it. Well, it was sad at the end with the deaths, but there were some very amusing characters and funny bits in there, and the sad bits were moving. On the one hand, I would have liked to see more of the story from Lord Ellis's viewpoint, what persuaded him into the false marriage, what it was like introducing his children to his legitimate wife, but on the other hand the lack of exploration of those matters, along with the hints that he wasn't a pure villain in the Wickham line, added depth to the book. I think Ewing could write a compelling sequel set in America.

I plan to release this book in London.

Released 11 yrs ago (3/17/2010 UTC) at Liverpool Street Station, in City of London, Greater London United Kingdom



Left on the sugarshelf at Costco by the Bishopgate exit.

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