An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly... show more
An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by on apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes.
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
After the death of her father and an episode of severe depression, Margaret Prior becomes a lady visitor in the Millbank prison. Here she encounters Selina Dawes, a spiritual medium, who claims to speak to the dead. A woman, who Margaret can´t resist to become infatuated with. This was a great rea...
I wanted to like this book, I really did. Out of all the author's works, this is the one I was truly excited to read. But I found it to be very lackluster and boring. Perhaps it didn't hold my focus enough, but I failed to see where most of the story connected. It's a shame when I have to be happy t...
Goodreads summary: "Now you know why you are drawn to me – why your flesh comes creeping to mine, and what it comes for. Let it creep."From the dark heart of a Victorian prison, disgraced spiritualist Selina Dawes weaves an enigmatic spell. Is she a fraud, or a prodigy? By the time it all begins to ...
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