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A web of relationships among several families involved in the arts, science and social movements during England’s and Germany’s Belle Époche. Children’s stories, the Victoria and Albert Museum, craft pottery, puppet theater—Byatt covers an exhaustive range of topics and historical figures from that time. But, to me, she does it flawlessly as always. Her command of subject and her writing is a treasure. Those who have trouble with lots of characters in novels would do well to make a list. The children, particularly, all come and go through the years. It’s not just one person’s story, but Phillip, the apprentice potter ‘rescued’ from the museum, and Dorothy, one family’s determined-to-be-different daughter, give hope that class and circumstance will somehow give way to something more that transcends this time and this place. Highly recommended. One of the best books I’ve read this year.
posted Nov 30, 2009 at 12:31PM
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main characters Olive Wellwood
Female
Married
Writes children's fairy tales.
Writer

Benedict Fludd
Male
Craftsman

. Phillip Warren
Male
Runaway
Benedict's apprentice.
Apprentice

Prosper Cain
Male
Soldier

Basil Wellwood
Male
Olive's brother-in-law; works for the Bank of England.
Banker

Dorothy Wellwood
Female
Olive's daughter; wants to become a doctor.

Hedda Wellwood
Female
Feminist
Olive's daughter; wants to fight for women's rights.

Tom Wellwood
Male
Olivia's son; sent to an upper-class school, but enjoys his time in the woods.



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