The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter

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'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, Emma Donoghue's The Sealed Letter is a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal, and forbidden love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 32mm | 326g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1447205987
  • 9781447205982
  • 71,995

Review Text

"Very enjoyable." (Independent on Sunday)
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Blissfully readable * The Times * Briskly written, deftly plotted and nicely ironic * Guardian * Very enjoyable * Independent on Sunday *
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About Emma Donoghue

Born in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer who spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes Slammerkin, Life Mask, Touchy Subjects, Frog Music and the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes).
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5,156 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 11% (573)
4 32% (1,664)
3 38% (1,984)
2 14% (711)
1 4% (224)
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