Last week I reviewed my latest read for The Bord Gais Book Club – read it over here. I loved the Crimson Petal and the White – it’s a big huge fat read with a great plot and gives a real insight into Victorian London.
I toned it down for their site – but of course I don’t need to do that here so I’ll add some extra notes to my review which will make sense to anyone who’s read the book. William Rackham is a complete and utter prick. All the women in his household are completely under his control – from the servants to Sugar, his wife and daughter – and he treats them all really badly. Of course he is a product of his age but come on.
Thank god for feminism.
Anyway I’m now reading Freedom by Johnathon Franzen and really enjoying it too.
What are you reading? Got any good books to recommend – tell us in a comment!