The Typewriter Girl

The Typewriter Girl

Paperback - 2013
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In Victorian London, Betsey Dobson takes a job as the excursions manager at a seaside resort where she, after struggling to prove herself, finally finds her place in the world until her past returns to haunt her.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451673258
Branch Call Number: ATLEE A
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 15, 2016

Readers will love visiting the glorious setting of Idensea, with beautiful architecture and delightful excursions, like the Sultan’s Road, that could rival Blackpool or Brighton in its charm. The Typewriter Girl takes the reader to visit this small community on the brink of change and places within that idyllic setting the story of a remarkable young woman determined to forge her own destiny.

Mar 05, 2015

I loved this book.

Feb 19, 2014

I really wanted to like this book. The cover is gorgeous and the premise sounded intriguing and if something is compared to Downton Abbey, I am there. Unfortunately, this one falls very flat from almost the very beginning. Betsey isn't a character I remotely cared about. While I think the author wanted to show her as a feminist and someone who disregards social mores; she had no redeeming qualities. There is use of the F bomb that seems out of place. I'm assuming that my review will most likely be in the minority, but I really can't recommend it. Thanks to my library for having a copy I could borrow so that I didn't have to regret buying it

mrsgail5756 Jan 13, 2014

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.


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