Author(s): Margaret Atwood
1843. Grace Marks, sixteen, is declared guilty and sentenced to life in prison for participating in the murders of Thomas Kinnear, for whom she was a maid, and Nancy Montgomery, the housekeeper and Thomas' lover. Years later, a group of reformists and spiritualists try to obtain a pardon for her.
The outstanding novelist of our age * Peter Kemp, SUNDAY TIMES * Margaret Atwood is to be congratulated * Anita Brookner, SPECTATOR * Brilliant...Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate it seems to be written on the skin * Hilary Mantel * A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific...I don't think I have ever been so thrilled...This, surely is as far as a novel can go * Julie Myerson, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet. She has won many awards including the SUNDAY TIMES Author of the Year Award and the Man Booker Prize.