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Adèle Geras
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Girls Behind the Camera

(Historical House #3)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this “art of the future” and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite the pair, but her father’s friend keeps spoiling her plans. Will Cecily’s dreams ever come true? Set in Victorian London, ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 9th 2019 by Usborne Books (first published 2007)
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Cora Tea Party Princess
I usually love books by Adèle Geras but this was different. It was only short but I still found it difficult to get into and difficult to force myself to finish!
Sreepurna Datta
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great read for children - sweet, quick and enjoyable. I loved the characters and I loved the overall feminist vibe. Set in Victorian England, the story appears to be quite true to its background. As an older reader, I did find it it a little lacking in character building. However, I would definitely recommend this to younger readers (around the age of 9-10 years according to me); it is one of those books that you can recommend with your eyes closed. This particular edition from Usborne is a re ...more
Feb 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young girls
To be honest I was expecting something a little more exciting, having said that I still liked Cecily's Portrait, I found it to be such a cute book. Cecily's story is the third in this wonderful series, following Lizzie's Wish by the same author.

The "Historical House" novels are a collaboration between three award winning authors including Adèle Geras, all writing about one very special house and the extraordinary young women who has lived there throughout history. "Cecily's Portrait" is set in
Dian Turner baldwin
I am currently reading Usbornes 'Historical House' series - it follows the history of one house and the people that have lived in it through different periods in history - this is the 3rd in the series and my favourite so far!
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm very surprised that this book, and probably the entire series, is not to be found in the children's section but the adults. It reads like a children's book. Having said that it was a very quick, enjoyable read.
Mared Owen
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Mared by: Myself
really good! Could have had a bit more drama though...
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sonia Gensler
A charming story perfect for young fans of historical fiction. (Part of The Historical House series.)
Infamous Sphere
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A lovely story about a Victorian girl who becomes interested in photography. Aww yeah.
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet little book. This series, all based in the same house over centuries, is very intriguing.
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Adèle Geras FRSL (born 15 March 1944) is an English writer for young children, teens and adults. Her husband was the Marxist academic Norman Geras and their daughter Sophie Hannah is also a novelist and poet.

Geras was born in Jerusalem, British Mandatory Palestine. Her father was in the Colonial Service and she had a varied childhood, living in countries such as Nigeria, Cyprus, Tanzania, Gambia a

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Historical House (6 books)
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