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Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
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Feb 09, 2011

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bookshelves: her-voice, fiction-and-um-stuff

Liked reading it, but not sure whether I could recommend it. Yes, there seemed to be a conclusion and yes, Catherine's voice is strong in here. But really. WHAT WAS THE POINT? We never got a satisfying conclusion; the confrontation with her sister and with the 'mistress' gave me no sense of closure. I was so disappointed in the end because nothing seems to change. But I guess that could be the point; nothing is supposed to change. This is a portrayal of Dicken's life and Catherine's previously unheard voice is the point; in that way, this was a very successful story because you hear someone who you've never heard speak before.
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