From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love The Sealed Letter is a page-turner with a jaw-dropping ending."(Stylist)
Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily 'Fido' Faithfull hasn't seen her once-dear friend for years. Suddenly, after bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer. The women's friendship quickly unravels amid courtroom accusations of adultery, counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, and the appearance of a mysterious 'sealed letter' that could destroy more than one life... Based on a real-life scandal that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal, and forbidden love.
©2008 Emma Donoghue (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio
"Very enjoyable." (Independent on Sunday)
"Blissfully readable." (The Times)
"Briskly written, deftly plotted and nicely ironic." (Guardian)
I really enjoyed this book. I thought there were one or two clunky references to contemporaneous inventions but the characters were engaging and the plot moves along at a great pace.
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