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FingersmithPublisher: Virago
Published: 2002
Format: Paperback
RRP: £7.99
ISBN: 9781860498831

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"We were all more or less thieves at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it … We could pass anything, anything at all, at speeds which would astonish you. There was only one thing, in fact, that had come and got stuck – one thing that had somehow withstood the tremendous pull of that passage – one thing that never had a price put to it. I mean of course, Me."

London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves – fingersmiths – under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away…


"An extraordinarily good novel" – Mail on Sunday

"A chilling, ingenious erotic thriller – unputdownable" – Sunday Express

"Sarah Waters is one of the best storytellers alive today … sooner or later she's going to be given the Booker" – Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday

"It is a rare pleasure to discover a writer as assured as Waters" – Joan Smith, Sunday Times