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The Ballroom, by Anna Hope

The Ballroom: A Novel - Anna Hope

After reading a couple of romance novels to get The Midwife out of my system, I dove back into my to-read pile and came up with The Ballroom by Anna Hope. This book has been on my to-read list since I first read a review of it in one of the journals that’s always floating around my colleague’s offices, tempting us to buy more books. I’ve long had a fascination with pre-ethics board asylums and psychology for reasons I haven’t quite fathomed yet. The Ballroom is set at one such as asylum in rural England just before the First World War. Two inmates meet at the weekly dance, not knowing that they are the object of a doctor’s research into eugenics...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.