A Mad, Wicked Folly
Fans of Downton Abbey will find exactly what they're looking for in this romantic, historical dramaWelcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives... show more
Fans of Downton Abbey will find exactly what they're looking for in this romantic, historical dramaWelcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who w
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
August 5, 2015Full review is now up on Word Revel._____July 17, 2015Initial thoughts: Oh, how I absolutely adore this book! If anything, this surely counts to my very favourites this year and really, in general as well. It's well-researched and reflected the norms and expectations of the Edwardian e...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: While I love both ideas in this novel--a protagonist who wants to be an artist despite the fact that it's socially discouraged, and historical fiction about women's rights--the title of this book should have been A Ma...
11/9/14 ** Time for confessions: I became aware of the book at an Indiana SCBWI event, looked at it in the conference book store, and decided to check it out from the library. After hearing the author speak, I decided to buy it, and I'm glad I did. Yes, it's long. But I found the story very intere...
Overall I was not impressed by A Mad, Wicked Folly. I did not feel as though the writing was terribly strong or memorable. The same holds true for the main character, Victoria. She was seemingly advertised as a suffragist or at the very least a feminist, but she was in fact not. Victoria was often i...
Vicky would like to offer her apologies for having offended the more delicate sensibilities of the ton by posing nude for her art class, but she knows that she will do it again in a heartbeat if it meant she could continue her craft. Vicky wants more to life than just the splendid dresses and handso...
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