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The Bolter by Frances Osborne
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Jul 15, 10

bookshelves: 900s, africa, non-fiction, uk, history, marriage
Read from July 11 to 15, 2010

While the storytelling isn't great, the story of Idina Sackville's licentious life certainly is. The source material is lacking, and thus we're never really privy to Idina's interior life. I would have liked some more psychological insight or more probing analysis of this fascinating woman and the decisions she made. We're left with a more straightforward chronology and less of an insightful look into the sex lives or aristocrats. This enjoyable soapy drama leaves me wanting to know more than the book could deliver.
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