Theatre of Marvels

  • Type: Books
  • By: Lianne Dillsworth
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Cassie V.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780358627913
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Thought provoking read from a promising new author

Theatre Of Marvels is the debut novel by Lianne Dillsworth.  It is the historical fiction tale of Zillah, a light skinned woman making her living in Victorian England by playing “The Great Amazonia” in a variety show.  She has hopes of moving up in society through acting as well as dating Vincent, a viscount whom she met through the show. Plans are derailed when she discovers a secret in Vincent’s past as well as a possibly kidnapped woman who is to be added to the show.  This is an original story set in a rather turbulent time and Dillsworth doesn't shy away from any of it.  Zillah is an ambitious, gutsy, and strong heroine. Though at times it feels more like a Young Adult title, Dillsworth’s detailed writing and storytelling will keep you engaged.