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‘Vividly imagined’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Sex and death meet again in [a] marvellous evocation of Edwardian England’ Daily Mail

The girl reminded me of my favourite chocolates, whipped hazelnut creams, and I knew just from looking at her that I wanted her for my best friend.

Queen Victoria is dead. In January 1901, the day after her passing, two very different families visit neighbouring graves in a London cemetery. The traditional Waterhouses revere the late Queen where the Colemans have a more modern outlook, but both families are appalled by the friendship that springs up between their respective daughters.

As the girls grow up, their world changes almost beyond measure: cars are replacing horses, electric lighting is taking over from gas, and emancipation is fast approaching, to the delight of some and the dismay of others…

Reviews

‘Sex and death meet again in Tracy Chevalier's marvellous evocation of Edwardian England’ Daily Mail

‘Cleverly atmospheric’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The author's grip on the reader is as powerful as in her first novel. It is almost impossible to break off reading this driving narrative’ Independent

‘A master stylist in the making’ Boston Globe

‘Writing about the past — especially this much written-about period — has its pitfalls, but Chevalier has triumphantly avoided them. The result is a novel that shows both the strangeness of the world as it was and its closeness to our own time’ The Times

About the author

Tracy Chevalier is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son. She has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
April 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
2.4
MB

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