Learned By Heart
Adding to the already moving, richly told and gripping collection of historical fiction from Emma Donoghue, Learned By Heart is the breathtaking story of two young girls on the margins of life, forging a connection that will last forever.
In 1805, at boarding school in York, two fourteen-year-olds meet – an orphan heiress, sent from India to England at six, and a gifted troublemaker. Anne Lister would go on to be a notorious diarist, famous the world over. But in the early nineteenth century she met Eliza Raine, someone who would change her life for ever.
Evocative, captivating and wholly unique, Learned By Heart is the dazzling new novel from acclaimed and bestselling author Emma Donoghue.
One of BBC's Books of 2023.