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The Journal of Dora Damage (Hardback)
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The Journal of Dora Damage (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 05/11/2007
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This work is set in Lambeth, London, in the year 1859. By the time Dora Damage discovers that there is something wrong with her husband, Peter, it is too late. His arthritic hands are crippled, putting his book-binding business into huge debt and his family in danger of entering the poorhouse. Summoning her courage, Dora proves that she is more than just a housewife and mother. Taking to the streets, she resolves to rescue her family at any price - and finds herself illegally binding expensive volumes of pornography commissioned by aristocrats.Then, when a mysterious fugitive slave arrives at her door, Dora realises she's entangled in a web of sex, money, deceit and the law. Now the very family she fought so hard for is under threat from a host of new, more dangerous foes. Belinda Starling's debut novel is a startling vision of Victorian London, juxtaposing its filth and poverty with its affluence. In "Dora Damage" we meet a daring young heroine, struggling in a very modern way against the constraints of the day, and whose resourcefulness and bravery have us rooting for her all the way.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747585220
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“The Journal of Dora Damage”

All I can say is this is a wonderful book, to read the life of Dora Damage in the early 1800's is fascinating . To see how Dora moves from being a typical middle class wife and mother, to become a women working... More

Hardback edition
26th September 2007
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“Wonderfully Written”

The Journal of Dora DamageBelinda Starling grasps you by the hand and pulls the reader into Victorian London from the very first page of this fantastic story.Dora Damage takes over her ill husband's book binding... More

Paperback edition
25th February 2011
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“Brilliant historical fiction”

Vivid, full of detail and a story rich in suprises. One of those books you know that you will read again and again..

Paperback edition
29th April 2011
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