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Fingersmith
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September 1, 2010
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September 30, 2010
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Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
Sue Trinder has grown up in Lant Street. She has never left the slummy Borough of London, and has never wanted to. She has lived her entire life in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, who makes her living farming babies. Sue was the only baby that ever mattered to Mrs. Sucksby. They live with Mr. Ibbs, who makes his living in the roundabout manner or taking in dubious goods through the back door and sending it out the front in a slightly different form. The rest of the household is made up of Mr. Ibbs' in ...more
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Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a story! "Fingersmith" is a Dickensonian romp through merry 'ole England replete with dodgers,thieves,lunatics,murderers,swindlers,child marketers,charlatans,and orphans. There are more twists and turns in this page-turner than you will find on a corkscrew.It has been a long time since I was so captivated by a mystery.

Waters's prose is captivating as well. Her detailed descriptions and character development are amazing.

I will definitely read more books by this author.
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