By Sharon Biggs Waller
Welcome to the realm of the fabulously filthy rich in London, 1909, the place attire and homes are overwhelmingly opulent, social classification capability every thing, and girls are taught to be not anything greater than better halves and moms. Into this international comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who desires basically to be an artist—a approximately very unlikely dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit artwork type, she is expelled from her French completing university. Shamed and scandalized, her mom and dad try and marry her off to the rich Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. yet Vicky has different issues on her brain: her clandestine program to the Royal university of artwork; her participation within the suffragette circulation; and her starting to be allure to a working-class boy who should be her muse—or could be the love of her existence. because the global of debutante balls, corsets, and excessive society responsibilities closes in round her, Vicky needs to determine: simply how a lot is she keen to sacrifice to pursue her desires?
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A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller