"'We were all more or less thieves at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it ...We could pass anything, anything at all, at speeds which would astonish you. There was only one thing, in fact, that had come and got stuck - one thing that had somehow withstood the tremendous pull of that ...
"'We were all more or less thieves at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it ...We could pass anything, anything at all, at speeds which would astonish you. There was only one thing, in fact, that had come and got stuck - one thing that had somehow withstood the tremendous pull of that passage - one thing that never had a price put to it. I mean of course, Me.' Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, is born among petty thieves - fingersmiths - in London's Borough. From the moment she draws breath, her fate is linked to another orphan, growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away ...A modern day Dickens, Sarah Waters is one of Britain's rising stars."
Very good in very good dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. SIGNED to title page with name only. Comes with wraparound band. VG with slight spine roll and some tanning to page block, in VG unclipped jacket. Some fade to orange price of spine band. Virago 2002. Language: eng.
Very Good in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Sarah Waters on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve.
Scarce UK PROOF of this Booker shortlisted title, the breakthrough book for Sarah Waters. The proof is near fine with no inscriptions. There is some light wear and a couple of spine creases. Virago Press 2002. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) The authors third novel. Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and short-listed for Short-listed for the 2002 Man Booker Prize. SIGNED by Sarah Waters to the title page.
Well-written and compelling. The first few twists really surprised me, and made me even more interested in the story. But I found the love scenes to be a little too explicit.
Mar 7, 2008
It has a very good plot and the characters are given their own particular quirk, but it does not hit the same points her previous book did. The end becomes increasingly predictable the more you read, so you are not surprised when you actually read the ending.
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