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Stephen Gordon is an ideal child of aristocratic parents - a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a best-selling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and her lovers are women. As her ambitions drive her, and society confines her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions.

©2013 W F Howes Ltd (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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Dickens-esc.

Well written and passionate. A classic.

Makes me want to read Willa Cather and Sarah Waters again.

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  • Shelia
  • Freedom, pa United States
  • 03-07-15

kept hoping it would get better. hated it

struggled to finish. after all of the dredging into thoughts and character...the reader was left to finish the storyline is the characters.

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Too long and too boring

Narrator was excellent. The book was way too long, way too many details that did not enhance the story at all. I would have stopped reading it except for the fact that it was my book club's choice. I definitely do not recommend it.

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  • Michael Humphrey
  • 11-22-17

A wonderful book with a rich story.

Loved this book. Expertly performed and exquisite in its descriptions. Uplifting and heart breaking in equal measures