Paperback Published on: 26/06/2012
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Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870s, Affinity is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781860496929
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 290g
  • Dimensions: 130 x 199 x 23 mm

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I found this book compelling but the intrigue a little predictable. The main character was quite a weak character and I found her irritating, I often found... READ MORE
An interesting plot and an exciting story. I enjoyed reading this book overall.
Olga Dai
Haunting and very well told.
If, like me, you have become a Sarah waters fan, you will enjoy this book! This book tells the tale of woman who are desperate to escape. Whether from the... READ MORE
A fantastic story by a fantastic storyteller.
sarah woodward
A spooky and melancholic novel
If there's one thing I love about the way Sarah Waters writes, it's the way she shrouds her stories with atmosphere. I don't only read Waters' books, I fal... READ MORE
Jess Gofton