The Journal of Dora Damage
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 322.05g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747593256
  • 9780747593256
  • 241,325

Review quote

'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' Independentshow more

About Belinda Starling

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

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960 ratings
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4 41% (395)
3 30% (291)
2 10% (95)
1 2% (23)
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