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Mad, Wicked Folly, A


Author: Sharon  BIGGS
Publisher: Viking
Subject/Category:  9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2015
ISBN: 9.78067e+012
Review: Victoria Darling wants to be an artist, but as the daughter of a wealthy Londoner in 1909, she is expected to go to school to become a lady, wife, and mother. After posing nude in her art class, Victoria is expelled from her French finishing school and sent home in disgrace. Her father decides to marry her off once she has been presented to society and the King, but her goal is to attend the Royal College of Art. She gets embroiled in the women’s rights movement and meets a young policeman who would make a perfect model. Victoria must figure out how to keep her family in the dark about art college and deal with her suffrage colleagues, her fiancĂ©, and her model. To what extent is she willing to go to achieve her dreams?

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