❰BOOKS❯ ✭ The Observations Author Jane Harris – E17streets4all.co.uk A powerful story of secrets and suspicions hidden histories and mysterious disappearances set in Victorian ScotlandScotland 1863 In an attempt to escape her not so innocent past in Glasgow Bessy Buckl A powerful story of secrets and suspicions hidden histories and mysterious disappearances set in Victorian ScotlandScotland In an attempt to escape her not so innocent past in Glasgow Bessy Buckley—a wide eyed and feisty young Irish girl—takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella—the missus Bessy lacks the necessary scullery skills for her new position but as she finds out it is her ability to read and write that makes her such a desirable property Bessy is intrigued by her new employer but puzzled by her increasingly strange reuests and her insistence that Bessy keep a journal of her mundane chores and most intimate thoughts And it seems that the missus has a few secrets of her own including her near obsessive affection for Nora a former maid who died in mysterious circumstances Giving in to her curiosity Bessy makes an infuriating discovery and out of jealousy concocts a childish prank that backfires and threatens to jeopardize all that she has come to hold dear Yet even when caught up in a tangle of madness ghosts sex and lies she remains devoted to Arabella But who is really responsible for what happened to her predecessor Nora As her past threatens to catch up with her and raise the stakes even further Bessy begins to realize that she has not uite landed on her feet The Observations is a brilliantly original endlessly intriguing story of one woman’s journey from a difficult past into an even disturbing present narrated by one of the most vividly imagined heroines in recent fiction This powerful story of secrets and suspicions hidden histories and mysterious disappearances is at once compelling and heart warming showing the redemptive power of loyalty and friendship A hugely assured and darkly funny debut The Observations is certain to establish Jane Harris as a significant new literary talent.
There is than one author with this name in the GR databaseJane Harris was born in Belfast Northern Ireland and raised in Glasgow Her short stories have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and magazines and she has written several award winning short films In she received a Writer's Award from the Arts Council of EnglandShe started writing by accident while living in Portuga.
- 406 pages
- The Observations
- Jane Harris
- 03 September 2015 Jane Harris