Girl in A Blue Dress

Girl in A Blue Dress

A Novel Inspired by the Life and Marriage of Charles Dickens

Book - 2009
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Recently widowed Dorothea Gibson examines her difficult life with a late, beloved, celebrity author during Queen Victoria's reign in this novel based on the real-life troubled marriage of Charles Dickens.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780307462268
0307462269
Characteristics: 414 p. ; 25 cm.

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finn75
Sep 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this fictional account of the inner workings of the Dickens family. Catherine Dickens or Dorothea Gibson as she is known in this book is an enigma. A woman belittled and put aside by her famous husband and separated from her children but why? It seems unbelievable in this day and age but it did happen and this book richly brings to life that era and those personalities. Worth a read.

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