Book Reviews of Debutantes

Debutantes
Debutantes
Author: Charlotte Bingham
ISBN-13: 9780553408904
ISBN-10: 0553408909
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 495
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Corgi
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
While slow starting, this book provides an enjoyable tale of young women making their way in the world while battling the pitfalls of the restrictive social expectations of a young lady's London Season.
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Interesting read; not quite what I was expecting. I thought it would be a historically romanticized story of three young debutantes in Great Britain, late Victorian-era. Well, it is that, but with several twists that gave the story a difference, and kept my interest even when the writing was a little too detailed. The story isn't totally focused on telling standard late 19th-century English debutante's lives, in other words. It does lag a bit in parts during the telling, but the characters are mostly engaging, and the end is satisfying.

I have to make one dissatisfied note: the character of Lady Lanford, who is integral to the plot, is written as speaking with a highly-upperclass accent, phonetically, throughout the story. These phonetics get tired VERY quickly. I think the author could have relayed the character's very chi-chi manner & aristocratic hauteur without resorting to this.