Havisham (Paperback)

Ronald Frame

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There was a delicate tracery of gold foil on the back of the dress. How strange that such a consummately made garment should be worn for this one day only. But, as every girl growing up understood, her wedding day was the most significant she would know: a woman's crowning glory. Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall - Havisham. A reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business. Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers literature, music and masquerades - elegant pastimes to remove the taint of new money. But for all her growing sophistication Catherine is anything but worldly, and when a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything - her heart, her future, the very Havisham name - is vulnerable. It is a masterly tribute to one of Dickens' most celebrated and iconic characters.


Product Details

  • Product code: AGEWS
  • ISBN: 9780571288304
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.5cm x 12.2cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Jun 06 00:00:00 BST 2013
  • Book points: 7

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