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Jane and 5 other people liked Marina Sofia's review of Hausfrau:
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
"As an expat wife in Switzerland, this was a book I felt born to read and review. I could understand many of the lonely aspects of Anna's life in a foreign country (and not just any foreign country, but one where it is almost impossible to admit yo..." Read more of this review »
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Moths by Ouida
"The title "Moths" is allegorical for Society's women, who either spend their lives munching on ermine and gravitating to flames of corruption, or, as so rarely happens that it's notable when it does, rising to the stars in innocence and purity.

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The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope
The Prime Minister
by Anthony Trollope
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I didn’t mean to read ‘The Prime Minister’ quite so soon, or to rush through it quite so quickly, but I had to step back into Trollope’s world because there seemed to be so many old friends I wanted to see again, so many interesting new people to mee ...more
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The Gipsy in the Parlour by Margery Sharp
The Gipsy in the Parlour
by Margery Sharp
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The year is 1870, it is the height of summer, and on a Devonshire farm the three Sylvester women are anticipating the arrival of another to join their ranks.

"Themselves matched the day. The parlor was hot as a hothouse, not a window was open, all thr
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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell
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Jill by Amy Dillwyn
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Victorian author Amy Dillwyn came from a remarkable family. Her father, Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, was an industrialist and a member of parliament. Her uncle, John Dillwyn-Llewelyn, was an early proponent of photography. Her grandfather, Sir Henry Thoma ...more
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
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Christina Rossetti
When I Am Dead, My Dearest

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress-tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.”
Christina Rossetti, The Complete Poems

Katherine Mansfield
“Don’t you think the stairs are a good place for reading letters? I do. One is somehow suspended. One is on neutral ground - not in one’s own world nor in a strange one. They are an almost perfect meeting place. Oh Heavens! How stairs do fascinate me when I think of it. Waiting for people - sitting on strange stairs - hearing steps far above, watching the light playing by itself - hearing - far below a door, looking down into a kind of dim brightness, watching someone come up. But I could go on forever. Must put them in a story though! People come out of themselves on stairs - they issue forth, unprotected.”
Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Mansfield Letters And Journals: A Selection

Louisa May Alcott
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Kate Atkinson
“She should have done science, not spent all her time with her head in novels. Novels gave you a completely false idea about life, they told lies and they implied there were endings when in reality there were no endings, everything just went on and on and on.”
Kate Atkinson, Case Histories

Charlotte Brontë
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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