Monday, 6 July 2015

Clifton Manor (Episode One) - Victoria Spencer


I tried this and was unable to finish. When Anna came in to serve at a party with her skirt tucked into her knickers (the author says underwear--I live in England, nobody says underwear now, they definitely didn't say it then) I had to stop reading. I don't like American or modern jargon in Edwardian stories and I don't like modern plots and subplots in period pieces where they would never happen. I'm not an absolute stickler for authenticity, but it does have to be believable. No manor house would ever--EVER--have "Welcome to..." carved out in flowers and shrubbery unless the manor house was at Disneyland. This is England, and old money does not pander to theme park gardening. This story, while it may have potential, goes the wrong way too fast. It didn't take me very long to determine this wasn't a series I could get into. It just wasn't for me.


Amazon Link: Clifton Manor - Episode One

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