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The observations : a novel

Author: Jane Harris
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley--a wide-eyed and feisty young Irish girl--takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella--the "missus." Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but it seems that the missus has a few secrets of her own, including her near-obsessive affection for Nora, a former maid who died in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Harris
ISBN: 0670037737 9780670037735
OCLC Number: 70001712
Description: 405 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jane Harris.
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Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley--a wide-eyed and feisty young Irish girl--takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella--the "missus." Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but it seems that the missus has a few secrets of her own, including her near-obsessive affection for Nora, a former maid who died in mysterious circumstances. Yet even when caught up in a tangle of madness, ghosts, sex, and lies, Bessy remains devoted to Arabella. But who is really responsible for what happened to Nora?--From publisher description.

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