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Book Review: What We Did In The Dark – Ajay Close*

“I made what may be called a rash and foolish marriage to a man I scarcely knew.”

1904: Cathie longs for adventure. A whirlwind romance with soldier and artist Herbert Jackson offers this and more, but Herbert is violently jealous and she is soon fighting for her freedom – and her life. A fictionalised account of Catherine Carswell’s first marriage, What We Did in the Dark is a compelling portrait of a trail-blazing writer.

My thoughts:

I found this book really interesting. I hadn’t heard of Catherine Carswell, but I’ve been looking into her work after reading this. She marries the wrong man, he turns out to be a terrible person and then she has to fight for her freedom. An inspiring, brave woman, determined to make her own way and live life on her terms in an age when women were not allowed to do such things.

*I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the publisher with no requirement to review, all opinions remain by own.

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