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The Lady of the Basement Flat

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Jessie Mansergh (nee Bell), later Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1856 or 1857- 1917) was an English author who wrote thirty- three books, and many short stories and magazine articles. Her works include Sisters Three (1900), More about Peggy (1901), A Houseful of Girls (1901), Tom and Some Other Girls (1901), Pixie O'Shaughnessy (1902), More about Pixie (1903), Betty Trevor ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 8th 2008 by Tutis Digital Pub (first published 1917)
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Nov 06, 2013 Lanelle rated it really liked it
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The opening lines of a book are very important for catching the attention of the reader. Some well known examples are: "Call me Ishmael." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

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"At three o'clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died. I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country
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May 28, 2014 Alisha Trenalone rated it it was amazing
Adorable. Two friends decide to set up housekeeping together in a country house, but with the agreement they can each come and go as they please. One of them has a secret about her married life. The other one has decided to periodically moonlight as a little old lady in London. Why? Read and find out. Some unexpected but delightful Lizzie-Darcy dynamics. Happy endings all round. Another great find on www.Gutenberg.org
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Jul 04, 2013 Kirsti rated it really liked it
I did enjoy this one, but the romance, which is normally well built up and explained, was non existent this time. I don't know how Evelyn could consent after the rest of the novel, after proving her independence and worth on her own! Still, I did enjoy everything but the romance aspect, especially Charmion's story. Read on kindle of course, free download.
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The author of 33 books, as well as numerous short stories and magazine articles, British author Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey was born Jessie Bell in 1856, in Liverpool. She was the daughter of Scots insurance broker David Bell, and his wife, Elizabeth Morris Barton, and had six siblings. She married cotton broker Henry Mansergh in 1883, and a number of her books were originally published under the ...more
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“At three o'clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died. I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Ireland...” 2 likes
“Oh, how many mysteries there are around us! How wonderful, how absorbingly interesting it will be, when the time comes, to hear the explanation of all that seems so tangled to our present understanding!” 1 likes
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