Lady's Maid by Margaret Forster

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"Absorbing...Heartbreaking...Forster paints a vivid picture of class, station, hypocrisy and survival in Victorian society....Grips the reader's imagination on every page."
-- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
She was Elizabeth Barrett's lady's maid. But "Wilson" was more than that. She was a confidante, friend and conspirator in Elizabeth's forbidden romance with Robert Browning. Wilson stayed with Elizabeth for sixteen years, through every trial and crisis, and when Wilson's affairs took a dramatic turn she expected the same loyalty from Elizabeth....
 

About Margaret Forster

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Margaret Forster has written many successful and acclaimed novels including Diary of an Ordinary Woman and recently Keeping the World Away. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 22, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 575 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Elizabeth Wilson, maid to Elizabeth Barrett, witnesses with ambivalence her sickly but charismatic mistress's affair with Robert Browning.

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Publishers Weekly

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British novelist Forster (Georgy Girl ), whose biographies include Elizabeth Barrett Browning , lures the reader into the attic of the famous house on Wimpole Street, where Barrett's maid, Elizabeth Wilson, composes copious letters to her mother in the North Country.

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Los Angeles Times

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The lady is Elizabeth Barrett Browning;

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Summary: A lightly fictionalised account of the life of Elizabeth Wilson, maid to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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