Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë

by Laura Joh Rowland

The author of Jane Eyre is back for another adventure, and this entry in the series is even more exciting and spine-tingling than the last.

While in London, Brontë is presented with the opportunity to visit Bedlam, London’s frightening insane asylum. Much to her surprise, Charlotte spots a familiar face: John Slade. As readers may remember, Slade is Charlotte’s mysterious and long-missing ex-lover. Why is he in Bedlam? Why is he ignoring her? And most importantly, why do people keep telling Charlotte that John Slade is dead?

Bedlam, spies, germ warfare, and a perilous hot air balloon ride are only a few elements of the greatest adventure in Charlotte’s otherwise sheltered life.

Well-paced and fun.


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