The Trial of Lotta Rae: The unputdownable historical novel of 2022

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The Trial of Lotta Rae: The unputdownable historical novel of 2022

The Trial of Lotta Rae: The unputdownable historical novel of 2022

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Lotta is a happy 19 year old living with her Ma and Pa in Peabody house, Spitalfields she works as a typist at Whitbreads Brewery. Her life was shattered when she attended a works Halloween party with her Pa. During the evening Lotta had a tiff with her colleague and boyfriend Albert and upset she decided to get some fresh air. As she walked outside an older gentleman, Henry Alan Griffiths, who had an interest in Whitbreads Brewery and had previously made lewd remarks to her in the office, followed her outside and walked up to her expressing concern that she was upset, he roughly took her arm and suddenly pushed her against a wall and raped her. Our servers are getting hit pretty hard right now. To continue shopping, enter the characters as they are shown Oh Lotta! How much sadder could your life become? I loved this book, but some mornings I would wake and dread reading the next stave (we read in 10 staves with The Pigeonhole) thinking ‘can things get any worse for her?’ And they did, till by the end I was in floods of tears, but not just for Lotta.

The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan | Waterstones The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan | Waterstones

After her unjust court case Lotta faces further hardship throughout her life. She joins the Suffragette movement whilst she begins an addiction of opium in her grief.He is a hypocrite. He aspires to morality and duty, but he sells his principles to advance his legal career and his social status. The main character, Lotta, is the most wonderful creation and I desperately wanted to change the direction she was moving in but powerless to help I read on knowing what was to come. I could not put this book down so engrossed was I in Lotta and her story.

The Trial of Lotta Rae - Historical Novel Society

A teenage girl, Lotta Rae, at the dawn of the 20th century makes plans for future which are shuttered one night and which open ways to several tragedies befalling herself and her family. A strong female protagonist and her male counterpart become rivals involved in a dangerous game which is called having knowledge and power. This is a good read and kept me interested, however, as the plot unravelled, I felt bigger distance towards Lotta. There was something missing in her to make me connect with her more. Perhaps you are finding it hard to forgive….perhaps it is in forgiveness that your suffering will ease.’ It really brings home the reality of life for a working class woman in the beginning of the twentieth century and the power of a wealthy, influential gentleman. The Trial of Lotta Rae (Charlotte Rae) is a harrowing insight of the tremendous differences that existed in the early 1900’s between the honest, poor, hardworking people and the elite in society not only in monetary terms but justice and respect. At this time Emmeline Pankhurst and her suffragettes were fighting for the emancipation of women, marching through London in the hope that Prime Minister H H Asquith would sign a Bill giving women the right to vote.

Twelve years later as the suffragettes rise and the ghost of WW1 looms large over London, William and Lotta meet again. Now, they will travel to a fateful destination where truths must be faced and wrongs must be righted.



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