SynopsisPeriod Piece is Gwen Raverat’s account of her Victorian childhood in Cambridge. Gwen was famed for her wood-engravings and her associations with the Bloomsbury Group. In this masterpiece of comic writing, she brings to life her eccentric aunts and uncles with snapshots of an extremely individual family. It is also a great social memoir, describing life in the late 19th century, growing up amid the fads and fetishes of academic and Victorian England. It is clear why this witty and irreverent book became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic when it was published in 1952.
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All the Dark Secrets - Jennie Felton
A powerful new saga filled with romance, tragedy, drama, secrets and triumph in adversity, All the Dark Secrets is the first in a new series - the Ten Houses Sagas - about the lives and loves of the residents of a Somerset village in the late 19th Century.
When terrible tragedy strikes at the local colliery, the residents of Fairley Terrace's ten houses suffer more than one loss. It turns Maggie Donovan's world upside down and, turning to Josh Withers for comfort, she finds a sudden and undeniable passion instead. But Maggie must conceal a very dark secret...