Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

A Mad, Wicked Folly

A Mad, Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs Waller August 5, 2015

Full review is now up on Word Revel.

July 17, 2015

Initial thoughts: Oh, how I absolutely adore this book! If anything, this surely counts to my very favourites this year and really, in general as well. It's well-researched and reflected the norms and expectations of the Edwardian era, while demonstrating the limited, yet increasing options available to women in the midst of the suffragette uprisings. Most of all, I loved the relationship between Vicky and her brother, Freddy, who was her most ardent supporter, regarding her as a person of equal stead instead of an irrational being beneath him, as other men and even women were wont to do. Of course, the fact that art was front and centre throughout is another reason I'm singing all the praises for A Mad, Wicked Folly.

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