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Essie Fox

3.43 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Essie Fox
The Somnambulist (2011)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Although I did enjoy this book, there were sections of it that could have been written better. The rape scene was shocking but the atmosphere was lost. there were nuances of connections that I couldn't quite grasp and then others that smashed you in the face! Phoebe was an intere...
The Goddess and the Thief (2013)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: ‘The Goddess and the Thief’ by Essie Fox is a glorious gothic mystery. Fox conjures both the heat and colour of India and the claustrophobia of Victorian England in heady, rich prose. Alice grew up in Lahore, but after her mother’s death she is sent ‘home’ to England by her fathe...
La sonnambula (2011)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book took me a while as I only had the chance to read it on an off but it was a fantastic read the descriptions in it were so clear and some so haunting you felt you were experiencing it yourself. Essie Fox's writing style is easy to follow and flows well from one chapter to...
Sömngångerskan (2000)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This captivating book, which takes its name from the painting by Millais, quickly immerses the reader into the theatrical world of late 19th century London. It is the story of Phoebe, brought up by her strict religious mother Maud and her glamorous ex-actress aunt Cissy. Phoebe...
Elijah's Mermaid (2012)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I didn't like this as much as The Somnambulist. Honestly, I nearly quit reading this half-way through. I'm not sure why I found it so hard to get through, but in the middle I just felt so depressed about it. Yes, I know life was often horrible for women in Victorian England, and ...
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