Pandora: A Georgian adventure builds on mystery and suspense
By Susan Stokes-Chapman
Harvill Secker, €18.20
Set in Georgian London, Susan Stokes-Chapman’s debut novel is an old-school adventure story that skirts the line between historical fiction and fantasy – and just about stays on the right side of believability.
It’s 1799 and Dora Blake is at something of a crossroads. She lives in a cramped attic above Blake’s Emporium for Exotic Antiquities, a shop once owned and run by her parents. It’s been ...