The Further Adventures of Charlotte Bronte: Bedlam

Allen & Unwin

The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte. Charlotte, now a literary celebrity, is living in London and schmoozing with the literati and high arts crowd. Upon visiting Bedlam, London's notorious mental institution, for research for an upcoming project, Charlotte is shocked to see someone who looks just like her old flame, John Slade, who went to Russia on a mission for the Queen just two years earlier and hasn't been heard from since. Thus unfolds another rollicking world-at-stage thriller that takes Charlotte all over England.
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About the author

Laura Joh Rowland is the author of ten other mysteries, including the critically acclaimed Snow Empress and Red Chrysanthemum. The granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, she was educated at the University of Michigan and now lives in New Orleans with her husband.
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Publisher
Allen & Unwin
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Published on
Jan 1, 1940
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781742665603
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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