Never before have time travel, science, literary allusion and the sticky matter of Victorian manners been brought together so charmingly and so seamlessly. The prose itself is a perfect mix of the modern and the Victorian style, and the reader carries it off with perfect aplomb. The story is witty and delightful, the characters both exasperating and endearing, and the entire 20 hours slide by in a kind of dream of delighted amusement. I couldn't recommend it more!
I think the thing I love most about Ms. Peters' books is that they are so darn educated. If you want a smart read that still gives a thrill, this is high on the list. A warning of a slight ribald edge to the sensitive reader, however. Ms. Rosenblat's performance can only be described as first rate and not to be missed.
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