A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  

Synopsis

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

The year is 1909. After posing nude for her illicit art class, Victoria Darling is expelled from her French finishing school and returns in disgrace to her home in London. Shamed and scandalized, Vicky's parents inform her that she is to marry the wealthy gentleman they have selected. But Vicky dreams of the freedom to pursue her ambition of becoming a painter. When she falls in with a group of suffragettes, Vicky's dreams seem to be within her reach at last. But just how much is she willing to sacrifice for art, and for the man who may be her artistic muse?

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An enjoyable historical romp. --Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews [A] compelling coming-of-age tale that s as good as any British period drama. . . . The Edwardian world here is so immersive and Vicky so likable that readers will want to put on the kettle on and settle in for a lovely read. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Praise for A Mad, Wicked Folly * At equal turns humorous and heartbreaking. . . . A must-have first purchase. --School Library Journal, starred review Waller s intriguingly sympathetic characters, effortless and effective blend of history and romance, passion for her subject, and swift-paced plot make her a new YA voice to watch. --Booklist, starred review An enjoyable historical romp. --Kirkus Reviews [A] compelling coming-of-age tale that s as good as any British period drama. . . . The Edwardian world here is so immersive and Vicky so likable that readers will want to put on the kettle on and settle in for a lovely read. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Nominated for the American Library Association's 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List

About the Author

Sharon Biggs Waller moved to England in 2000, where she worked as a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace and as a freelance magazine writer. These days she is a dressage rider and trainer and lives on a ten-acre sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana with her British husband, Mark. She is the author of three non-fiction books, as well as the YA novel A Mad, Wicked Folly.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Author

Sharon Biggs Waller
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Publisher

Speak an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

1st July 2015

ISBN

9780142427903


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