The narrator is Hetty Coppen who discovers her nasty mother is not her real mother. At the age of 18, Hetty leaves the hypocrisy of Victorian England and journeys to Italy where her real mother is buried and where she finds love in the arms of a passionate operatic tenor. By the author of Kindred Spirits.
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FAMILIAR ACTSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faŠade of a Victorian English family. Written in the voice of ... Read full review
Familiar actsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this thoroughly enjoyable historical novel, Hetty Coppen grows up in Victorian England, where she is disliked by her mother and ignored by her father. When she discovers that her "mother" is really ... Read full review