The Girl in the Mask, Paperback Book
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Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man's world.

Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath.

By day, she is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades.

By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge ...When one man begins to take a keen interest in her, Sophia must keep her distance, or risk unmasking her secret life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Historical
  • ISBN: 9780192792792

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I had this on my Kindle somewhere, because I did like the concept, but I've read one of her other books already, so I was sort of wary about reading this. I'm afraid I got through a couple of chapters, but just couldn't stick with it. The writing is pretty bad. One minute the narrator is telling someone something because she knows he'll understand, and then immediately after he's responding with obviously no interest in it at all. And there are people exclaiming loudly and tall gangly young men with laughing blue eyes in the first page and I just -- not for me, thank you.<br/><br/>With a bit of editing, it might have held my attention, but. All the drama and so on might have turned me off anyway -- stereotyped nasty father and all. I can see how it would appeal to younger readers, though.

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