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I finally finished this thing. A lot about racing; the horses, jockeys, trainers and races. Very little about the Pocket Venus of the title though well-researched and detailed. I loved the pictures and some of the rather dated prose too.
Dec 04, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Victorian romance readers
This was the true story of a Victorian scandal. The beautiful young society lady was engaged to one man and eloped with another. It caused a huge scandal and a big breach of contract suit. The story was well told although there was a lot of information that some might consider dry but I was found it very interesting. This is an interesting book for fans of historical romance novels to read as it illustrates exactly how harsh society's strictures were in that time period. It will make you look at ...more