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The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling

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The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling

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When her family is in danger of entering the poorhouse, Dora Damage takes to the streets and finds herself illegally binding expensive volumes of pornography commissioned by aristocrats. Dora gets 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 more dangerous foes.

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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.

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SKU GOR006257352
Title The Journal of Dora Damage
Author By (author) Belinda Starling
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2007
Page Number 464
ISBN 0747585229
ISBN13 9780747585220
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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