Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2002
CS ISBN 0754007413 $69.95 Eight cassettes
The apparent suicide of 19-year old Verona North drives her father's cousin, suffragette Nell Bray, to investigate the death as a possible murder. It's 1914 in England, and Nell must contend with persecution from the government, suspicion from the family, and a host of colorful anarchists and other characters who were part of Verona's life. This gives Lin Sagovsky a chance to exercise her ability with voices; she's especially good with the women. Her first-person narration as Nell brings out the suffragette's intelligence and independence. The dénouement is less interesting than the period details--crackling phones, vicious anti-feminist police, and Great War clouds on the horizon. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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