Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue re-release!

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
Waterstone's synopsis:

After a separation of many years, Emily 'Fido' Faithfull bumps into her old friend Helen Codrington on the streets of Victorian London. Much has changed: Helen is more and more unhappy in her marriage to the older Vice-Admiral Codrington, while Fido has become a successful woman of business and a pioneer in the British Women's Movement. But, for all her independence of mind, Fido is too trusting of her once-dear companion and finds herself drawn into aiding Helen's obsessive affair with a young army officer. When the Vice-Admiral seizes the children and sues for divorce, the women's friendship unravels amid accusations of adultery and counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, as well as a mysterious 'sealed letter' that could destroy more than one life ...Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, THE SEALED LETTER, full of sparkling characters and wicked dialogue, is a thought-provoking mystery and gripping drama of friends, lovers and marriage.

The Sealed Letter was first published in 2008, but until the phenomenal success of Emma's 2010 novel, Room, her other novels had not been taken much into the public eye. However, following Room's success (the novel was longlisted for the Orange prize in 2011, shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General's Prize in 2010, and it won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize), her other novels, particularly Slammerkin and The Sealed Letter have been picked up by publishers again.

The Sealed Letter is to be re-published by Picador on October 13th 2011 in hardback in the UK.
Click here to pre-order from Amazon UK for just £5.99!
Click here to pre-order from Waterstone's.
Click here to pre-order from The Book Depository.

The publisher is also releasing the novel on Kindle in the US on the same date (click here to pre-order).


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