Confinement

Confinement

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The compelling, powerful story of two women, separated by a hundred years, but linked by the lives they choose and the decisions they make.1849: Bess Hardemon arrives at the grimly Dickensian Priors Heath school, little knowing that she will one day end up as an inspiring and legendary headmistress - but at considerable personal cost.1970: Sarah Beckett is delighted to gain a place at Priors Heath - as much for the pride of her parents as for herself - but will she fit in?The plight of a nineteenth century schoolteacher, trapped by her duty to her job, is mirrored by a modern day woman's fight to escape the shackles of a broken marriage. Bess Hardemon, a tough and canny young teacher is determined to make a difference at her new school. At the cost of her own chance of finding love, Bess remains trapped by her duty, a confinement echoed a century later by Sarah, who must make her own choice between duty and her efforts to save a broken marriage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753825457
  • 9780753825457
  • 513,704

Review quote

A satisfying multi-nuanced treatment of what women want and the sacrifices they make to acheive. * IRISH EXAMINER *show more

About Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University. She has worked as a teacher in schools and universities, as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow supporting student writing, and has run national training courses. She is involved with local theatre and lives with her family in Hertfordshire. Visit her website at katharinemcmahon.comshow more

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134 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 8% (11)
4 28% (38)
3 50% (67)
2 13% (17)
1 1% (1)
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