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The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee.

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EC2
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The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee.

Postby EC2 » Mon March 16th, 2009, 9:54 pm

I've just finished reading The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee and can highly reccommend it. It's not an edge of the seat page turner, but it is very evocative and beautifully written and has it's own kind of intense tension.
Set in England, the Welsh Marches, 1860 and about a young curate who comes to take up his first post in a country village and falls for the vicar's wife.
Will post a review in the relevant forum.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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love_uk
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Location: Milwaukee & Northumberland

Postby love_uk » Sun August 30th, 2009, 6:57 pm

Thanks, EC - just put it on my TBR list!
Joan

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun August 30th, 2009, 9:00 pm

I have borrowed this book several times. One day I will read it!
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 5th, 2012, 2:40 pm

I read this book a few years ago and it's sort of stayed with me, it's quite sad and certainly not for those who like a fast pace! But it works beautifully as a tale of forbidden love and repressed emotion.
Currently reading "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths


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