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Tuesday 15 April 2003 11.41pm
I am almost at the end of "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters, which I am enjoying enormously, especially the references to Borough - the main character hails from Lant Street. The story does owe more than a nod to Wilkie Collins though - won't say more for fear of giving the plot away.

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Tuesday 22 April 2003 11.23am
let me know what the book is roughly about as I am from Lant Street and would be interested to know.
Tuesday 22 April 2003 4.58pm
It's a mystery about two girls from opposite ends of the social spectrum, whose lives become entwined.... The plot covers murder, lesbianism, erotica, thieves, baby farming, and other aspects of life in Victorian London. It's a bit long winded at times, but a good read nonetheless. Check out the reviews on Amazon if you want more info (and a better written review!)
Wednesday 23 April 2003 5.48pm
There was a short review of Fingersmith in the April 2002 issue of 'in SE1':

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Friday 22 August 2003 12.06pm


I can also recommend The Love Hexagon by William Sutcliffe - bloody good read and very funny - belly laugh funny.


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