by Emma Donoghue - £8.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781447205982 | ISBN 10: 1447205987
From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love.
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.
Longlisted for the Orange Prize, 2012.
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