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The Journal Of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling
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Aug 25, 2009

it was amazing
Read in August, 2009

It takes a while to get into the story and the way in which it's told, but it's more than worth it.

What I found especially remarkable, and something I only noticed once I'd finished the book, was the feeling I got that I'd read two books. The beginning (or rather most of the first half) focusses mainly on the life of a woman in the 19th century and the bookbinding business, while in the end it starts focussing on very different acts (the more bizarre and occult). The shift in focus happens in such a way that it's not noticable while reading but becomes very clear when finished. I think the shift in focus is one of the features that make the book such a good read.

Pleasure to read! Recommendable to anyone who likes books about the 19th century but also very much for those who enjoy bizarre, mysterious and occult stories...

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