Thursday, September 24, 2009

April Reading 1/2

Romance of a Shop
Amy Levy

Four sisters lose their father in 1880 and decided to open a photography studio to keep themselves instead of separating. All of the sisters have distinct, real personalities. Kind of like a Victorian Sex and the City, each sister has a man who want's her affection, sometimes more than one. It's short, to the point, and a fun read. I recommend it to anyone who has a few extra hours (Emily I think you'd really enjoy this.) A lot of cultural references, so footnotes help, but it's obvious that this was on the edge of socially acceptable.

Story: ***

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