Girl in a Blue Dress (Paperback)

By Gaynor Arnold

Tindal Street Press, 9780955647611, 448pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (2/20/2018)
Paperback (8/3/2010)
Hardcover (7/14/2009)
Compact Disc (2/20/2018)

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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 love—of 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 children—and worse—her redoubtable younger sister, Sissy and the charming actress, Miss Ricketts.

About the Author

Gaynor Arnold is the author of "Lying Together "and "Girl in a Blue Dress," which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008, the Desmond Elliott Prize in 2009, and The Orange Broadband Prize in 2009.""