"Though there's precious little mystery here, there's considerable pleasure to be had in watching Perry, on her annual sabbatical from her cumbersomely virtuous anatomies of Victorian social mores (Acceptable Loss, 2012, etc.), manage Claudine's nimble cut-and-thrust conversations with young people, society hostesses and her own husband."
Veteran Perry (A Christmas Garland
, 2012, etc.) draws back the curtain on an 11th round of decorous Yuletide skullduggery among the oh-so-proper Victorians.
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