Posts Tagged ‘Victorian’

Death and Mr Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: London, homage, Dickensian, history, ideas Death and Mr Pickwick was the most atmospheric book I read last year. It was an immersive read, capturing life exactly as it was during Dickensian times. It purports to tell the story of the real Mr Pickwick, showing how Dickens changed the […]

The Prestige – Christopher Priest

I am really pleased that I asked for literary science fiction recommendations as I don’t think I’d ever have found this book otherwise. I’m not convinced that The Prestige is literary or science fiction, but it is a fantastic read! The Prestige follows two Victorian magicians who are battling to out-perform each other. The pair get […]

Victorian Challenge Complete!

The Victorian Challenge is being hosted by Alex, and it’s aim is to encourage people to read more books written during, or based in the Victorian Era. I signed up to the Walk in Hyde Park level – 4 books, although I actually managed to read five books:   1. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte […]

The Seance – John Harwood

The Seance is a dark, Gothic tale, set in Victorian England.  The central character is Constance, who on becoming an orphan, begins to suspect that her family history is not as simple as she was led to believe. She inherits a crumbling,  country house called Wraxford Hall, which is central to the book’s plot; it’s eerie, dilapidated state adds to the […]

The Victorian Challenge

  The Victorian Challenge is being hosted by Alex, and it’s aim is to encourage people to read more books written during, or based in the Victorian Era. I love all things Victorian, so although I’m almost a month late – I’ll sign up! I’m going to take the Walk in Hyde Park level – […]

Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

This book was one of the oldest, unread residents of my book shelves. Although I wanted to read it, I kept putting it off as I had already seen the excellent BBC adaptation of it, and I don’t normally like reading books when I know the plot. So when the Orange Prize readers Yahoo group […]