Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

About the book Set in 1860s London, this is the story of Susan, a pickpocket who is persuaded to pose as a lady's maid and infiltrate the house of a young heiress. This novel explores the nature of identity and what people do with disguise. Reviewed by Hayling Readers Group Nominated for both the Orange… Continue reading Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Author, Author by David Lodge

Framed by a dramatic and moving account of Henry James's last illness, Author, Author begins in the early 1880s, describing James's friendship with the genial Punch artist, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but problematic relationship with fellow American novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson.