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Summary

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.

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Tragic but fascinating

Beautifully written and so interesting to read about LGBT life in the early 20th century. The reader has a lovely calm voice and is very good at all the accents in the book.

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A wonderful book with a rich story.

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

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  • Bea Bolinger
  • 01-04-17

Dickens-esc.

Well written and passionate. A classic.

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

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  • Nancy
  • 20-01-15

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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  • Shelia
  • 07-03-15

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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