Girl in A Blue Dress

Girl in A Blue Dress

Book - 2008
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Beloved writer Alfred Gibson's funeral is taking place at Westminster Abbey, and Dorothea, his wife of twenty years has not been invited. Gibson's will favours his many children and secret mistress over Dorothea - who was sent away from the family home when their youngest was still an infant. Dorothea has not left her apartment in years, but when she receives a surprise invitation to a private audience with Queen Victoria, she is shocked to find she has much in common with Her Highness. With renewed confidence Dorothea is spurred to examine her past and confront not only her family but the pretty young actress Miss Ricketts.
Publisher: Birmingham [England] : Tindal Street Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780955647611
0955647614
9780307462268
Branch Call Number: F Arn

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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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