Catherine Peters

Court in the Act

Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

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Bloomsbury 303pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

Kate Summerscale has done it again. Her rare combination of scholarly precision and novelistic skill, displayed in her award-winning account of a Victorian murder, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, are used to tremendous effect in this account of a scandalous divorce case. Once more her dark Victorian page-turner also reveals much about the age in which it took place.

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