The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter

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Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women's movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of her once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen's failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into a courtroom drama that rivals the Clinton affair --complete with stained clothing, accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life.Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, "The Sealed Letter" is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style.
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  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • United States
  • English
  • Us.
  • 015101549X
  • 9780151015498
  • 612,487

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Donoghue blends a true case and period detail into an intriguing tale of mystery and passion.
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4,830 ratings
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4 32% (1,557)
3 38% (1,854)
2 14% (679)
1 4% (211)
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