After Such Kindness by Gaynor Arnold

About the book

When the writer, Oxford scholar and photographer John Jameson visits the home of his vicar friend, he is entranced by Daisy, his youngest daughter. Jameson charms her with his wit and child-like imagination, teasing her with riddles and inventing humorous stories as they enjoy afternoons alone by the river and in his rooms.

The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only brought to light when, years later, Daisy, unsettled in her marriage, rediscovers her childhood diaries hidden in an old toy chest.

 

Reviewed by Bridgemary Bookworms

“Well written but shocking to be made aware of the connection to Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) An insight into Victorian values and behaviours in supposedly law abiding middle class family life. Not universally enjoyed and caused some discussion regarding ethical conduct”

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