• Title: The Dreaming Damozel
  • Author: Mollie Hardwick
  • ISBN: 9780449220733
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Dreaming Damozel Suffering from malaise after a miscarriage and the loss of her business partner to a lucrative job Doran hopes to spark new interest in her shop by branching into Pre Raphaelite work she is soon surp
    Suffering from malaise after a miscarriage and the loss of her business partner to a lucrative job, Doran hopes to spark new interest in her shop by branching into Pre Raphaelite work she is soon surprised to have a number of rare Rossetti drawings fall into her possession Obsessed with Rossetti s dreaming figures and fascinated by a mysterious, eccentric man who eSuffering from malaise after a miscarriage and the loss of her business partner to a lucrative job, Doran hopes to spark new interest in her shop by branching into Pre Raphaelite work she is soon surprised to have a number of rare Rossetti drawings fall into her possession Obsessed with Rossetti s dreaming figures and fascinated by a mysterious, eccentric man who entrusts her with one apparently rare artwork, Doran quickly links the art to murder when two bodies turn up posed in imitation of the Rossetti models.

    One Reply to “The Dreaming Damozel”

    1. I picked up this novel because I have a fascination with the Pre-Raphaelites-- especially Lizzie Siddal-- a love I discovered after curiously looking up the model's history after first reading of her exhumation in Gilbert and Gubar's "Madwoman in the Attic". I vaguely heard of this book while doing research, and thought nothing of it until I caught a glimpse of it in a dollar bin at a used bookstore.This mystery is one of the few fictional pieces written about Siddal and so I was very interested [...]

    2. Some series go down hill. This one crashed. These aren't mysteries, they're soap operas. I like running character sub-plot as much as the next mystery-reader, but this is so maudlin that it detracts from the mystery. This is where Hardwick lost me; the series kept going, but I didn't.

    3. I read this series many years ago but I had forgotten most of the plot and I enjoyed it again. True british cozy mystery.

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