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This story flips back in time in one chapter and then back to present in the next. This would be fine if each new chapter were announced in the audible version. It's impossible to follow especially since the narrator is the same for both. Might be a great book but I couldn't get past the first two hours of the audio version.
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Jilly Bond does an excellent job distinguishing the two central characters in this novel through the shift in her accent: British RP for Rachel in the present day, and a Northern accent for Lizzie in the 19th century past. I found the historical narrative trajectory to be more compelling than the present-day story, since Jo Baker is great at writing historical fiction and getting the details right. She does a great job of conveying the ideals of the Chartist movement without being pedantic. Lizzie's story takes time to develop, but it's completely absorbing in the end.