The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

The Whalebone Theatre

Joanna Quinn

576 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical adventurous emotional sad medium-paced
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Description

A transporting, irresistible debut novel that takes its heroine, Cristabel Seagrave, from a theatre made of whalebones to covert operations during World War II – a story of love, family, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation.One bluster...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,774 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
adventurous 70%
sad 51%
reflective 44%
hopeful 32%
inspiring 27%
tense 20%
challenging 17%
dark 17%
funny 16%
informative 11%
mysterious 7%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 35%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 38% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 39% | Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.05

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