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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber

A whopping 900 pages, this book took a good deal of time to read, but I did enjoy it. It has drawn me to learning more about Victorian England, though with all that I've read in this volume, I might need to take a break before I do. I think some aspects were disappointing, and the end just leaves you hanging. After the main character Sugar became a governess, the story also seemed to lose some energy, but I would recommend it nonetheless.