Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Lodger: A Novel by Louisa Treger Review

*I received a ARC of this book for my honest review*

The first biographical novel about Dorothy Richardson, peer of Virginia Woolf, lover of H.G. Wells, and central figure in the emergence of modernist fiction

Dorothy exists just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's surgery and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie as he is known to friends.

Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But then Dorothy notices his grey-blue eyes taking her in, openly signalling approval. He tells her he and Jane have an agreement which allows them the freedom to take lovers, although Dorothy is not convinced her friend is happy with this arrangement.

Not wanting to betray Jane, yet unable to draw back, Dorothy free-falls into an affair with Bertie. Then a new boarder arrives at the house—striking unconventional Veronica Leslie-Jones, determined to live life on her own terms—and Dorothy finds herself caught between Veronica and Bertie. Amidst the personal dramas and wreckage of the militant suffragette movement, Dorothy finds her voice as a writer.


Yes I know this isn't the kind of books I usually read and review but once in a while I like to read different genre books.

I didn't really had an big hopes on this books since it is the author's debut novel but I did enjoy this book and I might read it again in the future.. It is very well written and it kept me reading. It is just a 272 pages book and I read this book in a few hours on Sunday afternoon while I was waiting on the turkey to cook.

I do recommend this book.

I give this 4 out of 5

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