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01/21/2013

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Stephen Bigger

I loved the late Victorian Wapping/Limehouse colour of the Sally Lockhardt books. The geography is true to life, and details like the hydraulic dumb waiter a real feature (based at Wapping Wall), the bridges over the docks, the street corner photographer, the gang fights were genuine, and yes, the Chinese. Well researched. And great to have a female hero.
Stephen

Juxtabook

I think you're right. It is a highly sophisticated piece of historical fiction that combines this lightly-worn feeling of authenticity with damn good story telling.

I've just read a book by another author set in the same period, and it has really suffered by comparison.

GeraniumCat

I thought this and its sequels were excellent, Sally is a superb heroine and they are very atmospheric. I gave them to my husband to read and he was equally enthusiastic.

Juxtabook

Thanks for visiting GeraniumC. I agree about Sally - wonderfully resfreshing heroine, independent but realistically so. I'm on with the sequels too.

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