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Fingersmith

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Sarah Waters

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Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Riverhead Books (January 31, 2002)
2 reviews about Fingersmith
review by . July 19, 2010
Worth the Read - Twice
Back in the days when I treated myself regularly from the Quality Paperback Book Club monthly mailings, I got Sarah Waters' Fingersmith for my shelves - and it's one of my all-time favorites.      The word inevitably used to describe this book is "Dickensian," and for good reason.  Set among a gang of London pickpockets, or "fingersmiths," characters like Gentleman the society thief and Mrs. Sucksby the baby farmer bring to mind Oliver Twist, …
review by . March 13, 2009
Fingersmith
Young Sue Trinder, a denizen of back-alley 1860's London, considers herself most fortunate, raised by the likes of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer" who oversees a dilapidated house of "fingersmiths" (pickpockets) and assorted petty criminals. After all, hasn't Mrs. Sucksby raised Sue as if she were her own daughter? So when Gentleman, a dapper con-artist, appears in the damp and murky kitchen of the house on Lant Street requesting Sue's assistance in a swindle with great potential, who can refuse? …
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