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Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat
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From the first page of Spirit of Lost Angels, I found myself immersed in Victoire Charpentier’s world. The author writes so evocatively I could see, hear and almost smell the flowers and hay of the French countryside and the stinking, filthy streets of eighteenth century Paris. The contrast between country and city, and Victoire’s responses to the two worlds were authentically described, especially her first arrival in Paris: I felt as shocked as she was! Victoire’s journey is harrowing, violent and often bloody. I found the scenes of cruelty in the Salpetriere asylum painful to read – not because of the way in which they were written, but simply to have been shown such unpalatable truths. The depth of Liza Perrat’s research into this period of French history is breathtaking. I particularly enjoyed learning about the rural life of the time, and was intrigued that the author could have found out so much about herbal remedies and folklore. And I loved the cameos of real characters from the time, especially a certain American political figure and a well-known female English writer… Looking forward to following the bone angel’s journey in the next book…
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December 10, 2012 – Shelved
January 24, 2013 – Started Reading
February 8, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Liza Perrat Thank you, Claire, for this lovely review... I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

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