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Fingersmith (Essentials Edition)

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The Hachette Essentials edition of an international bestseller by a Sunday Times top ten bestselling author.

The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential.

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize 2002

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.

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a 'baby farmer', who raised her as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves - fingersmiths. One day an elegant con man arrives with an enticing proposition for Sue. If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naive gentlewoman, and aids him in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud in unexpected ways. ominated for the 2002 Booker Prize.

Author: Sarah Waters

Paperback, 548 Pages, This edition published July 2019

Orig. Published 2002

 

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