Hester Chapman’s unrivalled knowledge of the period has enabled her to portray the background of her novel in vivid detail. Against this stands Lucy, a heroine whose complex nature is finely depicted in terms that make her entirely believable. Lucy is not an opulent costume figure, but a tense, ambitious, changeable girl with the fascination of a vixen. Her apparent caprices in love & in her career make sense to the reader who appreciates a deep understanding of human nature as well as a true & authoritative picture of the glittering surface of the theatre in the age of Charles 11.
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