The Journal of Dora Damage

The Journal of Dora Damage

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London, 1859. By the time Dora Damage discovers that her husband Peter has arthritis in his hands, it is too late - their book-binding business is in huge debt and the family is on the brink of entering the poorhouse. But Dora proves that she is more than just a housewife and mother. She resolves to rescue her family at any price and finds herself irrevocably entangled in a web of sex, money, deceit and the law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 322.05g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747593256
  • 9780747593256
  • 241,214

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'A triumph ... Starling has created a witty and sympathetic heroine whose modern pluck enhances her charm' Observer 'A sinister tale that Sarah Waters' fans will love' In Style 'A scrupulously researched, racy tale ... a worthy addition to the ranks of historical fiction' Guardian 'A writer of real accomplishment ... Starling had that most important gift for a historical novelist: the ability to wear her research lightly and to integrate every fact into a well-stitched tapestry of plot, symbol and character' Independent
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About Belinda Starling

Belinda Starling lived in Wivenhoe, Essex with her husband and children and died in August 2006. This is her first book.
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