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London, 1922. It’s a cold November daylight, the location is scorched and rural, the upper atmosphere is threatening slush, and the hone is late. Vivien Ripple, 20 years old and an ungainly five hoof eleven, waits on the platform at Dilberne Stumble. She is wealthy and well-bred―only daughter to the architect of Ripple & Co, the nation’s top publisher―but bare, painfully awkward, and, perhaps worst of all, intelligent. Nicknamed “the giantess,” Vivvie is, in the estimation of most, already a virgin. But she has a represent. That very daylight, Vivvie will ride to the center with the express faith of changing her existence forever. Enter Sherwyn Sexton: charismatic, handsome―if, to his dismay, rather short. He’s an aspiring novelist and editor at Ripple & Co whose greatest involvement is the (similarly handsome, but taller) protagonist of his thriller column. He also has a penchant for pretty young women―single and otherwise. Sherwyn is shocked when his boss’s hulking daughter, dressed in a yarn jacket and moth-eaten scarf, strides into his center and asks for his fist in merger. But his finances are running thin to support his regular spreads on the municipality, and Vivien’s promise to house him in comfort while he writes is simply too good to refuse. What neither of them know is that she is pregnant by another son, and will die in procreation in just a few months…With one eye on the present and one on the past, Brownie Weldon offers Vivien’s fate, along with that of London between Pursuits Wars COOK up and II: a center fizzing with change, full of flat-chested flippers, shell-shocked officers, and aristocrats clinging to history. Formative, warm, playful, and full of Weldon’s identification ironic superiority, Before the War is a spellbinding novel from one of the greatest writers of our while.

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  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125012123X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250121233
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  • Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Hardcover:304 pages
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2019-12-01 12:23

slashback

Pretty good, the promising initiate to a alternate-history wonderland story. Suspense, work hand in glove, magic, sexuality, massacre, sexuality, and did I mention sexuality? Already read the fourth book, so i know where the consecution is going, but no matter. Laurell K. Hamilton is a decent composer, with an easy-to-read mode.

2019-12-01 05:44

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