Gaslight

Gaslight By Eloise Williams, Gaslight All Nansi knows is that her mother disappeared on the day she was fished out of Cardiff docks She can t remember anything else Now with no other family to turn to she works for Sid at the Empir
  • Title: Gaslight
  • Author: Eloise Williams
  • ISBN: 9781910080542
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gaslight By Eloise Williams, 1899 All Nansi knows is that her mother disappeared on the day she was fished out of Cardiff docks She can t remember anything else.Now, with no other family to turn to, she works for Sid at the Empire Theatre, sometimes legally, sometimes thieving to order, trying to earn enough money to hire a detective to find her mother.Everything changes when Constance and Violet jo1899 All Nansi knows is that her mother disappeared on the day she was fished out of Cardiff docks She can t remember anything else.Now, with no other family to turn to, she works for Sid at the Empire Theatre, sometimes legally, sometimes thieving to order, trying to earn enough money to hire a detective to find her mother.Everything changes when Constance and Violet join the theatre, both with their own dark secrets Nansi is forced to be part of Violet s crooked psychic act But it s when Constance recognises her, and realises who her mother must be, that Nansi s world is turned upside down forever She is soon on the run for her life and she will have to risk everything if she s going to find the truth.
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    1. A strong female lead with a smattering of other characters who are interesting enough but pale in comparison This girl grows in the space of 200 pages, into the strong willed heroine she was always meant to be.Set in Victorian Cardiff, with a real Dickensian bad guy, my only wish is that there was of it More world building so I could really BE there with her, Constance and Bee A little longer to really get to know them all and become really invested in their stories The main character Nansi is [...]


    2. It s 1899 and life for a girl on her own isn t easy Nansi doesn t know where her mother is The last time they were together was on the day she ended up in the water at Cardiff docks Nansi was rescued, but hasn t seen her mother since She lives in a theatre where she works for Sid She has to earn her keep by stealing and helping out with the shows Sid has promised Nansi he ll save part of the money she makes, so she can hire a detective to find her mother She isn t there yet though, will she ever [...]


    3. It s 1899 and Nansi lives in Cardiff Being a young girl in these dark times isn t easy Nansi had a dreadful accident on the same day her mother disappeared She was fished out of the water at the Cardiff docks and never saw her mother again Nansi now lives with her uncle Sid in a theater and she has to work to earn money Sid promised her that he ll set aside some of the money Nansi makes for her, so he can hire an investigator to search for her mother Nansi has to steal from the rich and has to p [...]


    4. A delightful, atmospheric read, devoured by me in a single sitting Nansi is a real star turn and Victorian Cardiff is like a character in its own right gritty and entirely believable It s punchy melodrama and I love it


    5. I loved this book For a start, it s by a Welsh author and set in my home town of Cardiff, but in Victorian times when things were a lot grimmer Eloise Williams has created a wonderful heroine in Nansi sparky, brave, sharp tongued, which often brings her into conflict with the villainous theatre owner, Sid What I loved most was the atmosphere the author has brought Victorian Cardiff to life You can almost taste the soot in the air and there s a real sense of brooding menace which builds all the w [...]



    6. Gaslight has a lot of rave reviews so perhaps I missed something fundamental However, it just wasn t the story for me at all.The story is the echo of a Charles Dickens story It s about a young, potentially orphaned girl who is taken in by a cruel and abusive theatre owner She s forced to do whatever he asks of her, including stealing from wealthy people, and beats her if she does badly This first half of the story wasn t too bad While grim, it was kind of interesting to read what like was like i [...]


    7. received from Firefly Press in exchange for an honest review In her 2nd novel, Eloise Williams tells the story of Nansi, a young girl who works in a sinister, shady theatre circus and is searching for her mother who she hasn t seen since she was very young I initially struggled to get into Gaslight as it s quite slow paced until just over halfway through, but I did like the immersive descriptive writing as it allowed me to build a picture of the setting in my mind I liked Nansi a lot as a narrat [...]


    8. Few books deserve the tag future classic but Gaslight does, I think It s the kind of book I would have devoured as a child and, indeed, did devour as an greying adult A brave but put upon protagonist, nasty baddies, fights, sneaking about, derring do and all wrapped up in lovely writing Would make an excellent Christmas gift


    9. Full disclosure the author is my friend but she s only my friend because she writes books as amazing as Gaslight If she wrote anything less magnificent I d stop talking to her immediately I adopt a firm but fair friendship policy.I read this book in two days because it s the kind of story in which the stakes just keep getting higher and higher Nansi is an admirable heroine trying to survive the mean streets of Cardiff with the loathsome Sid as her benefactor Her quest to find her mother seems to [...]


    10. This is a beautifully written novel and I couldn t put it down even though I m a grown up Nansi is a great central character with plenty of gumption who s good at convincing herself to be brave when she s feeling nervous I loved that about her and found myself rooting for her from the start The setting of Victorian Cardiff is wonderfully atmospheric and I enjoyed the theatre references too I didn t know where the term lime light came from before reading this book The story is very satisfying, al [...]


    11. There are SO many things to love about this book Nansi, the main character, is bright, funny, brave and loyal and a true heroine She s determined to find her missing mother, no matter how many obstacles Pernicious Sid puts in her way The description of Victorian Cardiff are wonderful the theatres, the docks, the Penarth tunnel so much so that the location almost becomes a character itself The plot was clever and interesting, just the right amount of twists and turns for a 8 12 reading audience A [...]



    12. I really enjoyed this, it was a lovely story and very easy to read The main character was strong and interesting and the villain was scary enough to terrify the older children target audience.It did remind me of Oliver Twist, but this was probably intentional as there were lots of references to that era.I did feel some of the other characters could have been developed for example we never find out how Constance knew Nansi s mother overall it was a quick and interesting novel.


    13. An Oliver Twist kind of tale, as Nansi finds herself orphaned and thieving for the evil Sid, an unforgiving character whose selfishness knows no bounds Events transpire to help Nansi realise her mum might still be around, somewherebut can she escape Sid s evil clutches There is some wonderful language in here that I know some of my class would wallow in A brilliant read.


    14. What a wonderful main character Nansi was brilliant and bold, and it was so wonderful when she prevailed I loved the fact that this was set in Victorian Cardiff, and the villain was a truly Dickensian fiend For fans of mysteries and exciting historical drama.


    15. Atmospheric story with a plucky protagonist Last few chapters were a bit rushed for me but I liked being immersed in the world of Victorian Cardiff Full review to come.


    16. Dark, mysterious, grim Sid is one of the most wicked men I ve come across in a while he is pretty deplorable but Nansi is gutsy and brave and I loved her Such a satisfying end too


    17. Absolutely loved this book See in the Victorian times it gave me characters I believed in, a storyline I could not wait to finish and a warm glow at the end Only thing I couldn t stop doing was seeing the setting as London not Wales I think this was to do with the fact I ve never been to Cardiff so linked it to what I knew Overall though definitely recommended by me.



    18. Bit of an odd duck this one Quite short and could really have done with being longer to flesh out some of the characters and situations A lot darker than I was expecting for a MG novel as well.


    19. I thought this was a nice, easy read I could easily imagine being transported to Victorian Cardiff through the author s description and enjoyed watching the story unfold.


    20. Cardiff mysteryVictorian theatre meets Oliver Twist in this mystery novel set in Cardiff Readable and exciting with a feisty heroine.


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