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Kept by D.J. Taylor
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really liked it
bookshelves: hf-challenge-2013, challenge-2013

A clever pastiche of a Victorian novel. Lots of characters to keep track of. Nefarious goings on. Great language and narrative descriptions. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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D.J. Taylor
“Spring had come finally and after much hesitation, to Lincoln's Inn Fields and there were daffodils out upon the green grass and gilly-flowers blooming in the window-boxes of the ground floor sets. This being Lincoln's Inn, where an air of general severity prevails, they did so with an unconscionable meekness, as if they feared that some legal eminence- Mr Crabbe perhaps- would descend in wrath from his chambers and present them with a writ for unlicensed blossoming or occupying too great a proportion of space.”
D.J. Taylor, Kept

Reading Progress

June 16, 2013 – Started Reading
June 16, 2013 – Shelved
June 16, 2013 – Shelved as: hf-challenge-2013
June 18, 2013 –
page 74
16.3% "Don't know why this has such poor reviews. So far it is excellently done."
June 20, 2013 –
page 90
19.82% "Two lawyers named Mr. Crabbe and Mr. it!"
June 24, 2013 –
page 251
55.29% "Dickensian London: fascinatingly unclean"
June 26, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 14, 2014 – Shelved as: challenge-2013

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