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by Fiona Shaw

  • Author: Fiona Shaw
  • ISBN: 1860499872
  • ISBN13: 978-1860499876
  • ePub: 1185 kb | FB2: 1242 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; First Edition edition (January 2003)
  • Pages: 448
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 873
  • Format: docx rtf lrf mbr
The Sweetest Thing ePub download

Fiona Shaw creates brilliant characters who stay with you long after the book is finished’ Jackie Ka. Historical, literary fiction at its very best’ Observer.

Fiona Shaw creates brilliant characters who stay with you long after the book is finished’ Jackie Kay. The Picture She Took. The kind of sophisticated historical romance that matches anything by Sebastian Faulks or Penelope Fitzgerald’ Independent. Captures all the mouth-watering sweetness of desire, as well as the dusty grit it leaves on the lips’ Emma Donoghue.

The Sweetest Thing captures all the mouth-watering sweetness of desire (for freedom, for cocoa, for a face in a photograph), as well as the dusty grit it leaves on the lips.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Sweetest Thing captures all the mouth-watering sweetness of desire (for freedom, for cocoa, for a face in a photograph), as well as the dusty grit it leaves on the lips. If you are a fan of Sarah Waters or Tracy Chevalier then you will love this. The Sweetest Thing is historical, literary fiction at its very best (OBSERVER). One of Waterstone's 'Faces of the Future', a new writer who promises to be a huge name (West Sussex OBSERVER).

Fiona Shaw takes up the challenge with her first novel, The Sweetest Thing. As befits its antecedents, The Sweetest Thing has a rambling plotline. In so doing she follows familiar Victorian themes (sexuality, female emancipation, insanity) but in a less used Victorian genre: melodrama. It is the story of Harriet, a "flither lass" from a poor fishing family on the Yorkshire coast, and Samuel, the Quaker philanthropist she meets on her escape to York

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Fiona Shaw (born 16 February 1964) is a British novelist and academic. She has written a memoir as well as fiction for adults and children. Her books have been published in the USA, France, Germany and Norway and several of Shaw’s novels have been selected for nomination for the Booker Prize, the Costa Prize and the Orange Prize. A Stone’s Throw was selected for a New Writing North Read Regional award in 2012.

The Sweetest Thing ‘triumphs through its unpretentiousnes. iona Shaw makes notably little reference to Victorian life or anything specifically historical

The Sweetest Thing ‘triumphs through its unpretentiousnes. iona Shaw makes notably little reference to Victorian life or anything specifically historical. If this nineteenth-century English woman and man convince us better than many of their mimic counterparts in other historical fiction, it is because their redemptive decency and understated sincerity of purpose are qualities the age itself held dear.

The Sweetest Thing captures all the mouth-watering sweetness of desire . Emma Donoghue If you are a fan of Sarah Waters or Tracy Chevalier then you will love this. Fiona Shaw lives in York show more. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Avoiding the pastiche melodrama of Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith and the gigantism of Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White, Fiona Shaw’s slice of Victorian life, her debut novel, contrives to display its attractions in a rather quieter manner

Avoiding the pastiche melodrama of Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith and the gigantism of Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White, Fiona Shaw’s slice of Victorian life, her debut novel, contrives to display its attractions in a rather quieter manner. It falls solidly into the category of ingenious intrigue, but thrives instead on understatement and a notable ability to draw back from sensation.

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The book concentrates on working-class women and their conditions and we learn a lot about their lives, especially through Harriet.

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