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This book was a while coming - a sign of the times - but I'm pleased to say we have it here at Christchurch City Libraries and even more pleased to have read it. The Mermaid of Black Conch In a Caribbean clean-sweep, this book by Monique Roffey took out the Costa Book of the Year and the Costa Novel Award this year. Its sister, Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud, won the Costa Prize for First… (more)
It was a dark, but not a stormy, night at the Arts Centre last Wednesday, when four mysterious black-clad ladies entered the room. With flickering candles held aloft, they took their places on the stage for an evening of great hair, literary tropes and another chapter in the ongoing battle between Team Rochester and Team Heathcliff (*). There was no attempt at cool professionalism, as our… (more)
From Library Staff
ChristchurchLib Jun 05, 2019
Based on Jane Eyre, this is the tale of the first Mrs Rochester, the mad woman in the attic. Lush, sensual and with a foreboding trajectory, every one of the 189 high-quality pages work together make this a classic in its own right.
I generally hate prequels and re-workings of classic novels but not this skinny mini. Based on Jane Eyre this is the tale of the first Mrs Rochester, the mad woman in the attic. Lush, sensual and with a foreboding trajectory this is a classic in its own right.
A prequel to Jane Eyre following those who will later reside in Thornfield Hall from the Carribean to England.