Would definately recommend it! - Sam - 13/01/2011 13:31:28
This book is an astonishingly easy read. Ther's no waffle, every word has been carefully chosen, guiding the story along neatly and allowing you to completely immerse yourself. Incorporating modern pop-culture references into a Victorian period novel can't have been easy either, but they fit so well you can't help but smile every time you recognise one. The underlying sarcasm in some characters and the endearing obliviousness of others makes them likeable to a fault, and you find yourself reading for hours at a time without realising. Definately a book I'd recommend to anyone, teens and adults alike!
Here Be Lemon Cake - Garry - 28/01/2011 22:13:45
This is a thoroughly delightful read. The narrative is suffused with whimsy, and the juxtaposition of grand, cosmic – essentially theosophical – themes with the trivia of everyday life and peculiarities of human behaviour keep the tale moving along in crisp and humorous style. The writer’s alacrity makes it easy to overlook the serious historical research that, so far as I can judge, informs every detail of this account. I find it difficult to think of anyone who would not enjoy the book, and hope that we will be able to enjoy more in the same vein from Ms Farnell.
Shall I call a carriage? - Claire - 01/02/2011 23:17:52
A satire on the Victorian middle classes, this is ripping yarns for the genteel set. Rosie and her chums pursue their spiritual adventures around London and the world, by carriage, in great style, stopping for tea only when absolutely necessary. Which, of course, is at 4 o'clock. This is a delightful read, the characters are a joy and the historical detail adds an authentic atmosphere. I would recommend this book to anyone.