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This review is from: Dark Assassin (Paperback)
skirrow22 writes in his Sept 2006 review: ".. I do draw a line at the word 'gotten' which crept on to the page. Hardly a Victorian word, hardly an English word either!"
"Gotten" is an English word that was exported to America, where it survived. Its usage in England however died out. Anne Perry was perfectly correct to use it in her Victorian-era novels.