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Of Moths and Butterflies by V.R. Christensen
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Apr 08, 12

Read in March, 2012

Being a mere male `Of Moths and Butterflies' is not my normal type of book, but from the first page I was captivated by the characters and their situations.
The story is set in 1881 / 82 and takes place in Kent & London. The author has recreated the time and the place, and the life style of the various levels of society. The main character is a young woman who is being manoeuvred in to marriage because of a shameful act that was not her fault. I found myself wishing this young woman would take a swing at certain family members, but of course this was 1881 not 1981.
The author's writing is rich in creating scenes, without being overbearing in detail. The story flows with ease, it was a joy to read. I read it on a Kindle while travelling and I would regale my wife with bits and pieces of the story. Now the acid is on me to buy another Kindle so that she can read it, without me being `Kindleless'.
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