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There is something rather disquieting about Sallie Declan, a young American in London, and it is not just her obsession with Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, the subject of her PhD. thesis. There is her decision, almost casually taken, to leave her studies for a temporary job as a nanny in a large country house. She seems to display astonishing naivety as she builds a fantasy about her emotional future there. Surely she can see it is all delusion? But a progressively darker reality unfolds as we are led inexorably towards a terrible and shocking climax.

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A.N. Wilson is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Victorians, Wilson’s study of the Victorian age, was published in 2002 to massive critical acclaim. His most recent book, My Name is Legion, was published by Hutchinson in 2004.

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“A hypnotic storyteller who leaves in his wake a trail of curiosity and unease.”
–Anita Brookner

“It’s the sort of novel that ought to be more common than it is. Full of old-fashioned, raucous pleasure: a real rattler of an entertainment.”
–Philip Hensher, Spectator

“A big, broad, sweeping book, as disturbing as it is funny.”
Guardian

“He grapples with the concerns both of the heart and the intellect and it is grippingly readable.”
Times Literary Supplement

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