January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria's death, two families visit neighouring graves in a London cemetery. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions; the Colemans look forward to a more modern society. To their mutual distaste, however, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones. And worse....More
"Sex and death meet again in Tracy Chevalier's marvellous evocation of Edwardian England." (
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I didn't like the format in which this book is written. all the characters say their own piece in each chapter which makes it a bit disjointed but I stuck with it and it became really good when it got to the suffragette part of the story.
eve Matheson did a good job of performing the book bringing the characters to life.
- Mrs. K. I. Richards