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The Novel in the Viola, by Natasha Solomons (2011)

          Elise Landau is almost eighteen yet in many ways she is still a child – a happy, cosseted, carefree child. But Vienna in 1937 is on the brink of momentous change and the fabric of Elise’s privileged childhood … Continue reading

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Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters (2002)

          This book came to me from Scotland, sent to me by a good friend who participated in the 2011 World Book Night and remembered how much I love books (and receiving presents!). Though I had a few misgivings, … Continue reading

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