"'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 ...Read More"'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."Read Less
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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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