Bought 31 Mar 2007 – charity shop in KH

I had always thought that this delightfully-named Virago Modern Classic was one novel, but no: it’s 2, packaged together! Both are as delightful as the title; Victorian romances with an acerbic touch that gives a hint of the Jane Austen. She loves her characters but brings an honest eye to them, and there are some true, lovingly-described horrors, too.