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DERBY DAY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Taylor reinvents the Victorian novel, basing his narrative loosely on W.P. Frith's massive satirical portrait of mid-19th-century English life of the same name.This novel is preoccupied with social status, power relationships and even, as Taylor has it, "d______d villains." Although he creates a diffuse world without much of a center, one of the major players is Mr. Happerton, a ne'er-do-well with ... Read full review

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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

Rather a tedious book. Clearly meticulously researched, but very laboured and desperately heavy going. Reading this book was a little like watching grass grow in real time, but maybe not quite as exciting. Read full review

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