A Proper Education for Girls

Author: Elaine di Rollo
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

Set in 1857 between England and India, A Proper Education for Girls is a rollicking novel about feisty women, the devotion of sisters and the Victorian obsession with empire, experiments and photography.The peachgrowers of the title are 27 year-old twin sisters with a passion for botany. Lilian, in mysterious disgrace, has been married off to a dreary missionary. Alice is left at home, curator to her father's monstrous collection of artefacts under the watchful eye of the malevolent Dr Cattermole.A Proper Education for Girls is a dazzling debut. Tongue-in-cheek and inventive, comic and horrifying, it illuminates the dark heart of Victorian hypocrisy and selfishness, yet at the same time is engaging and highly enjoyable. Readers will become completely involved with Alice and Lilian - and their hair-raising escapades.

About Elaine Di Rollo
Elaine di Rollo comes from Lancashire and now lives in Scotland. She has a PhD from Edinburgh University in the social history of medicine, and is currently a lecturer at Napier University. A Proper Education for Girls (first published as The Peachgrowers' Almanac), was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book prize, the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award and the Guildford Literary Festival First Book Award. Her second novel is Bleakly Hall.


SKU BK-9780099513469
Barcode # 9780099513469
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Elaine di Rollo
Shipping Weight 0.2400kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 2.200m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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