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Readers who stay with Donoghue through the crowded and confusing early chapters of Life Mask will find a skillful, partly sympathetic portrait of English aristocracy during and after the French Revolution, a trove of period detail, and a spellbinding tale of unlikely but enduring love. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed this book very much. Emma Donoghue excels at bringing to light little-known moments in history, particularly those that feature lesbian protagonists. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. M. Barrett
"Life Mask" is a long, leisurely novel that charts the personal and romantic maneuverings of three prominent characters against the political backdrop of late 18th century England. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jamakaya
I am a HUGE fan of Emma Donoghue and have read many of her other books. This book was tedious and monotonous and I really really struggled with it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rebecca White
The author took some 650 pages to tell a story that could be told in half as much.
Why does it take until page 487 for the love interests to finally get together? Read more
i love this author. she is insightful, detailed and well researched. this is an historically accurate yet creative work of fiction based on fact.Published on December 26, 2012 by Sidney H. Markus
The pictures in the book are beautiful, however, there were a few pages with ink issues on sides and bottoms of some pages. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by ravesandhowls
I read this book as a little book club choice of just myself and one other girlfriend. I'm glad she suggested it because I really enjoyed the world of the British Aristocracy at... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by K. Leask
I am finding this a very enjoyable read - interesting characters and history. However, the person who proof-read or edited this for the Kindle should be ashamed. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by K. Mulder
I picked up this book on a whim and when I sat down to start it I was not certain it would be entertaining enough, but I was quickly proven wrong. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Book Woman