Girl in a Blue Dress (Paperback)
Tindal Street Press, 9780955647611, 448pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2008
In Alfred Gibson the fierce energy and brilliance of the most famous of the Victorian novelists is recreated, in a heart-warming story of first loveof a cocky young writer smitten by a pretty girl in a blue dress
Alfred Gibson's funeral has taken place at Westminster Abbey, and his wife of twenty years, Dorothea, has not been invited. Her younger daughter Kitty comforts her, until an invitation for a private audience with Queen Victoria arrives, and she begins to examine her own life more closely. Uncovering the true deviousness and hypnotic power of her celebrity author husband, she'll now need to face her grown-up childrenand worseher redoubtable younger sister, Sissy and the charming actress, Miss Ricketts.