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confusing, 23 Jan. 2011
I thought the story sounded interesting as I enjoy the 'classic' writers of that era. I found the content confusing at times. It is obvious the author is very keen on her subject and has done many hours research. For that I commend her.
However, I do not feel she has managed to convince me, as a reader, that Ellen's letters are true to the era due to the odd word or two that are fairly contemporary. I was left wondering; is the author truly endeavouring to write as Ellen Nussey or is she merely pauring out (especially in the early pages) what her own secret feelings were as a young girl?
For me, the letters from Ellen were not really convincing. Or could it be that I was just too aware that they were fiction?