Un romanzo in stile vittoriano che a poco a poco cattura la nostra attenzione mettendoci in gabbia (come gli uccellini della protagonista) e impedendoci di far altro se non continuare la lettura per scoprire che le cose non sono affatto come sembrano......Continua
Gillespie And I (first published in 2011) is the second novel by Jane Harris. Her acclaimed debut novel , The Observations (first pub. 2006) was also dramatised for Radio 4 as a ten-part serial by dramatist Chris Dolan and producer/director Bruce Young in 2007. Producer/director: Bruce Young
1/10. Victorian gothic mystery by Jane Harris. In 1888, Harriet Baxter, an art-loving Englishwoman, arrives in Glasgow for the city's International Exhibition. She meets the Scottish painter, Ned Gillespie, and his wife, Annie - but tragedy is about to strike the Gillespies. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
2/10. Ned enters a competition to paint the Queen's portrait.
3/10. Annie begins work on Harriet's portrait, but young Sybil is acting strangely.
4/10. At the home of the artist Ned Gillespie, a New Year party goes horribly wrong - and young Sybil gets the blame.
5/10. Young Sybil's erratic behaviour continues to cause concern, when tragedy strikes.
6/10. The Gillespies' younger daughter Rose has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, her elder sister Sibyl is recovering after setting fire to herself with paraffin.
7/10. The police arrest a suspect for the kidnap of Rose Gillespie.
8/10. Three accused go on trial, but two of the kidnappers are determined to lay the blame on the person they claim is the ringleader.
9/10. The court considers the identity of the veiled woman who lured Rose away from her family.
10/10. As the trial reaches its climax, young Sybil is called to give evidence....Continua
Quali sono i veri sentimenti della dolce zitella, è davvero così buona? Il dubbio si insinua .... qual'è il confine con la pazzia, qual'è il confine con la fantasia? Da leggere due volte di seguito, la prima si vedono le cose in un modo...la seconda.......Continua
Very good. A page turner in spite of not very much happening. A supremely unreliable narrator.