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An outstanding read,
This review is from: The Mysteries of Glass (Paperback)
This is a richly satisfying novel: complex characters, stunning prose, full of ideas and wonderfully shaped. Gee creates an intimate but claustrophobic world - in a remote parish in Hereford 1860 - that is also threatened by the advent of the railway and new ideas. She examines how stifling this word has been especially to women labouring under the heavy burdern of duty. The central characters battle to understand their faith and to resolve complex moral choices but because of the quality of the writing and the rich array of characters this is always totally engrossing. A must read - I couldn't recommend it more.