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Lettice & Victoria

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This roman a clef revolves around Victoria, barely twenty, who finds herself acting as amanuensis to Laurence, an elderly man of letters, now blind, who lives in a ravishing house by the sea in northern Italy. Soon after her arrival, she indulges in a heady night of passion with Edgar, a youthful Englishman. Edgar's mother, Lettice, who is jealous and suspicious of ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published May 30th 2014 by Arcadia Books (first published December 4th 2013)
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Janine Cobain
Jul 03, 2014 Janine Cobain rated it really liked it
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This is the fabulous tale of Victoria, shy with a quick mind and engaging view on life and how her life is shaped by the fanciful Lettice and I struggled to write this review simply because I couldn't find the words to do it justice. The writing brings each colourful character to life with such (I suspect autobiographical) clarity that you connect with them as people and enjoy the fascinating way in which they are pulled together.

The most emotive parts of the story are written stoically and, al
Jul 23, 2016 Ana rated it really liked it

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Couple of weeks ago, a very dear friend of mine mentioned on twitter something about experimenting with genres. Most of the readers have a certain comfort zone when it comes to picking books. I do enjoy chick lit and I've been reading nothing but chick lit for quite some time (exceptions were couple of historical fiction titles and few mystery/crime ones). But basically everything is about chick lit thes
Janet Emson
Apr 07, 2014 Janet Emson rated it really liked it
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I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Victoria is a young girl in her early 20s, living in a large Italian villa with an old blind man ‘of letters’ being his eyes as it were. She is desperate for an escape from this life, but also does not want to return home to her alcoholic mother. She sees Edgar, a visitor to the villa, as her escape route.

She soon marries Edgar and moves back to England. This causes new problems as now she has to contend with Lettic
Jun 09, 2014 Samantha rated it really liked it
I just want to say to Karen at Arcadia, thank you sooo much for sending me this copy to review and I am sorry it has taken me so long to read it… I am trying to catch up on a backlog of books while I was in hospital as well as trying to meet some release dates now… my bad.

Right first of all what can I say, the cover to this book is fabulous!!! I love how it has been drawn and the paper is thick and slightly textured to feel. This really drew me into the book as it stood out.

I found that it was
Margaret Madden
Nov 25, 2013 Margaret Madden rated it it was amazing
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Victoria is a young woman who, due to financial difficulties, takes a job as a companion to an elderly academic in Northern Italy. Isolated in the countryside, she becomes her master's eyes as she reads the blind man's correspondence to him as well as reading passages from his favourite books. She also enjoys the visitors to the villa and even manages to fall for one particular guest,
Feb 24, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
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I love the cover of Lettice and Victoria. When I received some books from Arcadia, this one was the book that stood out the most for me.

The story's main focus is on Victoria who at twenty finds herself in Italy, working for an elderly gentleman who is known as the man of letters, who now blind has Victoria writing his letters for him. She soon finds herself marrying Edgar after a night of passion and encounters his jealous Mother Let
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Dreadful.....a ridiculous plot and arch writing that I think was meant to be amusing.
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