Image of The Typewriter Girl


Image of The Typewriter Girl

Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey<,i> fans will cheer Atlee’s debut: an uncompromising view of a woman trying to make it in a man’s world. With its well- crafted story and well-drawn portrait of time and place, plus memorable secondary characters and a strong feminist approach, Atlee will garner reader respect and a broad fan base.

Escaping gossips and a lecherous co-worker, Miss Betsey Dodson flees to the seaside town of Idensea, where she takes a job as a tour guide. Betsey is determined to become good at her job and hold onto her dream of independence. Juxtaposed with her plans for success is her growing desire for John Jones, a young Welshman who has big dreams. John hopes to marry up, which complicates their relationship. Then, Betsey’s past comes back with a vengeance, and she will have to fight for what she most desires. (GALLERY, Feb., 384 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin