The Girl from Paris

Joan Aiken

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22 February 2022
9781529093506
304 pages

Synopsis

'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come.' Philip Pullman

Longing to flout convention and spread her wings in Society, Ellen Paget accepts a position as a governess in Paris. Old family friend Benedict Masham has long carried a torch for Ellen and is naturally stunned when she makes her departure. But when family tragedy and a subsequent scandal force Ellen to return to London, Benedict's passion is reignited and he vows to express his love through unwavering help and support.

Ellen will need to use all of her ingenuity and daring to solve the mysteries of the past and present and keep her family safe. But will she also find romance in a place she least expected?


Praise for The Girl From Paris:

'The tale has echoes of both Charlotte and Emily Bronte, but the fast moving narrative and thoroughly modern sense of the ambiguities of character are all Miss Aiken’s own' Guardian

'Joan Aiken blends elements of Villette, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy into a strong redemptive plot' Observer

She has the unmistakable whiff of success

Daily Telegraph

In The Girl from Paris Joan Aiken blends elements of Villette, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy into a strong redemptive plot

Observer

One of those authentic storytellers who can make you gasp

New York Times Book Review