The Shadow in the North (2007) short review


The sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke, it tells of a further adventure of Sally Lockhart. I don’t know why I liked this one better than Ruby, but I did – altho not enough to give it a four. Both of these have a very modern sensibility about them, which in some ways is interesting (casting) and in some ways jarring (plot points/dialogue). I liked the costuming (early bustle) slightly better in this one, altho Sally doesn’t have that many changes.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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