The Girl from Paris
'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
Violet Grant, Daily Telegraph
In The Girl from Paris Joan Aiken blends elements of Villette, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy into a strong redemptive plot
One of those authentic storytellers who can make you gasp
New York Times Book Review