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CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award, 2002

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349017464

Price: £25

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Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize. Filmed for the television and the inspiration for The Handmaiden

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.

Beautiful hardback 20th Anniversary Edition – with lovely endpapers, a ribbon and a new afterword by this celebrated author. Fingersmith remains one of her most successful and best-loved novels.

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Totally immersive with brilliantly drawn characters . . . a page-turning thriller while managing to be a tender love story
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt