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Summary

A retelling of Charles Dickens' timeless classic.

Bleak House is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author's style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.

'It would have been better if you had never been born.' Esther, at 14, has never known love. Determined to live well, earn some love, and overcome the shadow of her birth, she takes her first steps into the unknown.

A family curse, a manipulating lawyer, poverty and secrets threaten to destroy Esther's world. Are the walls of Bleak House strong enough to protect her and her new friends from such powerful forces?

The reader will be caught up in an unfolding mystery, full of surprises. Perhaps the key to it all is to discover the identity of 'Nemo'....

©2007 Gill Tavner (P)2010 Gill Tavner

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"Miniature matsrepieces." (Marielle Frostrup, BBC Radio 4, Open Book)

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