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This review is from: Sovay (Hardcover)
This may be the best book by Rees yet. Beautifully written, with real, believable characters, it's a gripping Gothic thriller. At the same time, it's a wonderful antidote to the idea that a 'historical romance' is a book about taking tea in a rose-garden while wearing a muslin frock. In this book are slums, riots, molly-houses, and a great sense of political injustice. Revolution in France and America: 'The Rights of Man' in Britain. Dangerous times - and Rees gives us a real whiff of the danger.