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More About Peggy   By: (1857-1917)

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More About Peggy by George de Horne Vaizey is a captivating tale that delves deeper into the life of a young, audacious girl named Peggy. In this sequel, the author continues to spin an enchanting narrative filled with delightful characters and compelling plotlines.

The story picks up where the first book left off, following Peggy as she navigates through new challenges and experiences. Vaizey's writing skillfully captures the essence of Peggy's personality, portraying her as a spirited and determined young lady who is eager to explore the world around her.

One of the notable aspects of this book is the author's ability to create vivid and lifelike characters. From Peggy's loyal friends to her colorful family, each character is distinct and plays a crucial role in shaping the narrative. Vaizey skillfully weaves the lives of these characters together, resulting in a story that is both heartwarming and heartfelt.

As the plot unfolds, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery alongside Peggy. The author adeptly explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and resilience, painting a realistic picture of the challenges one faces while growing up. Through Peggy's trials and tribulations, the readers find themselves invested in her story and eagerly rooting for her success.

Vaizey's writing style is elegant and evocative, effortlessly transporting readers to the early 20th century. The descriptive prose vividly captures the English countryside, immersing readers in the setting and making them feel as though they are a part of Peggy's world. The author's attention to detail and knack for storytelling make this book a joy to read.

Moreover, what sets More About Peggy apart is its ability to tackle nuanced topics and complex relationships. The book subtly explores societal expectations, gender roles, and the challenges women faced during that time. Through Peggy's journey, readers are reminded of the strength and resilience that lies within each individual, regardless of their circumstances.

In conclusion, More About Peggy is a delightful continuation of Peggy's story, offering readers a beautifully crafted narrative that is both heartwarming and thought-provoking. George de Horne Vaizey's masterful storytelling and vivid characters make this book a must-read for fans of historical fiction and coming-of-age tales.

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More About Peggy, by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey

This is another excellent book by Mrs de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well described, and no doubt are timeless.

In some ways the world around the people in the book is recognisable today, in a way which a book written thirty or forty years before would not have been. They have electricity, telephones, trains, buses, and many other things that we still use regularly today. Of course one major difference is that few people today have servants, while middle class and upper class families of the eighteen nineties would certainly have had them.

Today we travel by aeroplane, while in those days, and indeed for much of my own life, we travelled by ship and train. It was normal when travelling back to England from India to disembark at Marseilles, and come on to the Channel Ports by train, perhaps even spending a week or two in Italy, en route. I have done it myself.

So it is not so very dated after all. But I do think there is a real value in reading the book. Oddly enough, I think that a boy would benefit from reading any of the author's books, more than a girl would, because it would give him an insight into the girlish mind which he could not so easily otherwise obtain... Continue reading book >>

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