The Orange Prize short-listed, Booker Prize short-listed, critically adored, new novel from the author of Tipping the Velvet and Affinity. A story of fraud, insanity and secrets worthy of Wilkie Collins.
London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.
About the Author
Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and three of her four novels have been adapted for television.
A chilling, ingenious erotic thriller - unputdownable - SUNDAY EXPRESS
She distils a slice of London Victoriana, involving pickpockets, orphans and identity, into a fantastic plot and handles the story so well that you just can't wait to get to the end. - Tracy Chevalier,author of The Girl with a Pearl Earring
Sarah Waters is one of the best storytellers alive today - Matt Thorne, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Fingersmith is the third slice of engrossing lesbian Victoriana from Sarah Waters. Although lighter and more melodramatic in tone than its predecessor Affinity, this hypnotic suspense novel is awash with all manner of gloomy Dickensian leitmotifs: pickpoc - Travis Elborough, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 3rd March 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1