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Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters

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Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters by Susan Petigru King-Bowen is a captivating novel that delves into the glamorous yet tumultuous world of 19th century theater. The story follows the life of actress Rosalie Williams, a talented and ambitious performer who is determined to succeed on the stage despite facing numerous challenges and obstacles.

What sets this novel apart is King-Bowen's vivid and detailed portrayal of the theater world during this time period. The author does an excellent job of bringing the setting to life, from the lavish costumes and grandiose theaters to the cutthroat competition and backstabbing rivalries among the actors and actresses.

Rosalie is a complex and intriguing character, whose struggles and triumphs are both relatable and compelling. As she navigates the highs and lows of her career, readers are drawn into her journey and root for her success.

Overall, Actress in High Life is an engrossing and well-written novel that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of 19th century theater. Fans of historical fiction and drama will surely enjoy this captivating tale of ambition, love, and betrayal.

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1812 is the year and Portugal the location for this adventure. The characters for the most part are British officers. Lord Strathern sends for his daughter Lady Mabel Stewart presently in Scotland to join him in Elvas where he has stationed his brigade for the winter. The debonair Colonel l'Lisle is the hero of our story. The author provides a vivid look into the landscape, history and people of this era and often touches on liturgy...sometimes controversial among the characters. Very informative it is more travelogue than romance however. Enjoy!!

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