Writer and Actress
Published by Massey University Press, New Zealand
"It is rare enough to find a first novel of
real quality, rarer still that the author should be a theatre and TV actress
like Barbara Ewing.
"For Barbara Ewing, history is not
merely a decorative background for romance, but the very centre of a
passionate and enthralling intellectual adventure."
depictions of the theatre world, the battle between mesmerists and
physicians, her portrait of the London streets, are all first-rate.... a
consistently entertaining, amusing and enlightening novel - what more can
"Ms Ewing.. knows how to create believable yet memorable characters, to
evoke place and to tell a story which takes hold of the reader and holds them enthralled
through tears and laughter - from the first page to the last."
yes! This one’s a ripper this Victorian romantic thriller does everything
books of this genre ought to do, in spades"
delightful plum pudding of a historical novel"
"Ewing, herself an
actress, weaves a plot as complex as fair-isle knitting, darting teasingly
between past and present, and fastens off all the threads so that the
pattern is satisfyingly complete."
BOOK OF THE WEEK:
"Ideal if you want to run away with the
"...The book reminds me
of Angela Carter's "Nights at the Circus" both in its scope and its vivid
exuberance....... Highly Recommended."
"...a clearer view of New Zealand society than we who live here can have.
BOOK OF THE WEEK "..written with insight, intelligence and style, a highly
engaging and entertaining read."
is an accomplished storyteller who puts the pleasure of her readers first."
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