The Madwoman Upstairs

by Catherine Lowell

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Historical fiction Literary Fiction

The Madwoman Upstairs Synopsis

'A funny, smart read with a kick-ass heroine' Sun on Sunday. A witty, light-hearted comedy about love and fiction, and the all-important difference between the two.

Think you know Charlotte, Emily & Anne? Think again. Samantha Whipple is the last remaining descendent of the illustrious Bronte family, of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre fame. After losing her father, a brilliant author in his own right, it is up to Samantha to piece together the mysterious family inheritance lurking somewhere in her past - yet the only clues she has at her disposal are the Bronte's own novels. With the aid of her handsome but inscrutable Oxford tutor, Samantha must repurpose the tools of literature to unearth an untold family legacy, and in the process, finds herself face to face with what may be literature's greatest secret.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781784297701
Publication date: 20th April 2017
Author: Catherine Lowell
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Collections: 30+ Reimagined Classics - Novel Reworkings of Classic Novels That Offer Fresh Takes on Timeless Tales.,
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Catherine Lowell Press Reviews

A funny, smart read with a kick-ass heroine - Sun on Sunday

A perfectly paced and plotted literary mystery with a wonderful heroine at its heart -- Anna James, Literary Editor - Elle magazine

An absolutely brilliant, fun debut - Open Book, BBC Radio 4

My pick is this fast-paced, very funny mystery about the (fictional) last-remaining descendant of the Brontes trying to unravel clues that will reveal long hidden secrets about the famous sisters - Elle Magazine, Best New Books for 2016

It's a super premise, stylishly written and the bits about the sisters are great - Mail on Sunday

Filled with gothic twists and leading [the protagonist] - and the reader - down pathways strewn with Bronte arcana - New York Times Book Review

Blending a detective story with a Jane/Mr Rochester-style romance, it has something for everyone - Stylist

If you liked the page-turning historical mystery of The Discovery of Witches trilogy, are just a little bit obsessed by the Brontes and have a small crush on Mr Rochester, this entertaining literary romp has got your name all over it - The Pool

A witty story that brilliantly weaves together history with the present day - Red Magazine

An enjoyable academic romp that successfully combines romance and intrigue, one that benefits from never taking itself too seriously - Publisher's Weekly

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