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This is an auction for GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS by Gaynor Arnold.

“Wonderful... Arnold's knowledge of Dickens is impeccable... Beautifully written, entirely satisfying.”
- The Times

“Fabulously indulgent Victoriana... A lovely, rich evocation of the period with complex characterisation and silky prose.”
- The Observer (UK)

“Arnold's portrayal of Gibson/Dickens is spot-on.”
- The Guardian (UK)

“Fascinating... A moving story about the special burden of loving a universally adored man... What Arnold handles so effectively is portraying the intermingling of love and resentment, affection and pettiness that renders any marriage mysterious to outsiders.”
- Washington Post

“Arnold picks apart domestic psychology as efficiently as a housemaid cleaning a coal stove... The sections in which Dodo recollects their years together pulse with the excitement of a secret courtship and a highly erotic early married life, as well as the anxieties of a woman increasingly exhausted by the arrival of child after child... Dickens aficionados will delight in winky references to his novels, as well as to his biography.”
- New York Times Book Review

“Arnold's achievement, in constructing a busy, engaging, above-all empathetic fiction on the foundation of facts, is considerable. Gibson emerges as a monster of a kind, narcissistic and voracious, yet his gaiety, inventiveness and magnetism shine off the page.”
- Miami Herald

Paperback 2008.

438 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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