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- DescriptionSet in a women's prison in Victorian London, this is a ghost story, a complex literary mystery, and a love story with an unexpected twist. A woman bent on doing good work among female prisoners finds herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.
- Author BiographySarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has a PhD in English Literature and teaches at the Open University.
- PrizesWinner of Somerset Maugham Awards 2000. Shortlisted for Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000 and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000.
- Author(s)Sarah Waters
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication06/05/1999
- GenreHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Series TitleVirago V S.
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVirago Press Ltd
- Out-of-print date18/12/2004
- Weight409 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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