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Nina in Utopia

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A breathtakingly originalnovel of time travel, Bedlam, and a mad Victorian painter
London, 1854: Nina, the wife of an ambitious doctor, is heavily traumatized by the death of her young daughter and finds herselfmysteriously transported 150 years into the future. A tourist in the 21st century, she believes she is witnessing a Utopia, with the grime and evil of Victorian Lond
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Peter Owen Publishers (first published September 27th 2010)
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Nick Turner
Sep 11, 2012 Nick Turner rated it it was amazing
Victorian gentlewoman Nina lives in a half-world of shadows. Occupied by memories of lost dear ones. Suddenly Bella, her little daughter, hovers before her eyes. Unready to embrace merciful Fate, Nina flees. Blind, uncaring her hasty path crosses a horse-drawn carriage bearing down on her.

Returning to awareness, Nina finds herself in a halcyon world. Men and ladies go about half-dressed. Nina would never go out in fewer than five layers, the shame! A fever dream? Children scream, run free. Playi
Dec 27, 2010 Pamster rated it it was amazing
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This lovely, drily funny story tells of a Victorian woman who finds herself in modern-day London for three days, and how the fallout of those three days affects the rest of her life and the lives of many others. Some of the best parts are from her physician husband's pov -- always fascinating to read about the medical establishment's crazy bullshit around women.
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I've lived in Italy, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Japan and now live in North London with my husband, a musician. I have a daughter and two stepchildren and in addition to writing I teach at the Courtauld Institute, where I have a Fellowship from the Royal Literary Fund. So far I have published seven novels, a book of short stories about Saudi Arabia called A Thousand and One Coffee Mornings and a book ...more
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