So, another Persephone, but also, a neo-Victorian, and it counts for the RIP Challenge! I'm killing three birds with one stone, plus it was only 120 pages!
But seriously, this is one creepy little book. Our protagonist Melanie is a young married woman living in London, I'm guessing about 1950. She has a young baby, but has hardly seen him because she is recovering from tuberculosis. However, her prognosis is good, and until her husband can take her to Switzerland, she is recovering at home. In fact, her doctor has said it's okay for her to get out of bed and move into another room. Melanie is finally going to be able to look out the window, lying on an ugly Victorian chaise-longue she bought at an antique store when she was newly pregnant, shopping for a cradle. She never actually used the chaise longue because she became ill.
|A Victorian Chaise Longue, not so ugly|
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