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Observations
By Jane Harris

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Observations by Jane Harris

Book Description

"The Observations" is a hugely assured and darkly funny debut set in nineteenth-century Scotland. Bessy Buckley, the novel's heroine, is a cynical, wide-eyed, and tender fifteen-year-old Irish girl who takes a job as a maid in a once-grand country house outside Edinburgh, where all is not as it seems. Asked by her employer, the beautiful Arabella, to keep a journal of her most intimate thoughts, Bessy soon makes a troubling discovery and realizes that she has fled her difficult past only to arrive in an even more disturbing present.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143112013
ISBN-10: 0143112015
Format: Paperback / softback
(211mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Observations by Jane Harris Observations, Paperback (February 2007)

An attempt to escape her past makes Bessy Buckley take a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella. Bessy is puzzled by her employer's increasingly strange requests and her insistence that Bessy keep a journal of her most intimate thoughts. It seems that Arabella has a few secrets of her own.

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Author Biography - Jane Harris

Jane Harris's short stories have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and magazines, and she has written several award-winning short films. In 2000, she received a Writer's Award from the Arts Council of England.

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