The Observations

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An extraordinary historical novel about a peculiar friendship between the mistress of a Scottish estate and her irresistibly appealing housemaid Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley—a wide-eyed
Ha scritto il 21/07/09
This book was OK, but didn't live up to the hype and I'm afraid I struggled to finish its hefty 521 pages. I found that the writer, much in the style of Dickens, never used one word when she could use twenty-five. For instance when there was a turn ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 24/12/08
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Scotland, 1863. The Observations is the story of 15 year old Bessy Buckley who takes a job as a maid in a big house. She is puzzled by her employer's increasingly strange requests and her insistence that Bessy keep a journal. Although it is a fairly ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 09/05/07
Reminded me of Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters. But where Fingersmith is a bit of a gothic fairytale, this was written in a much more tongue-in-cheek way. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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