Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper, where bloggers get the chance to show which books they’ve added to their wishlist this week.
I’ve seen A Mad, Wicked Folly around a lot, but I’ve never really had a look at what it’s about. Now that I have had that look, I want to read it so much!
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?
This book sounds amazing! Firstly, it’s set in 1909 in London, which is a period of time I love to read about. Secondly, it’s about a main character trying to break free of what’s expected of her in her life. And thirdly, it’s about suffragettes and they were such an interesting part of history. It looks like exactly the type of book I would enjoy, and now I really want to get my hands on it.