Fingersmith

Waters, Sarah

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Set in 1860s London, this is the story of Susan, a pickpocket who is persuaded to pose as a lady’s maid and infiltrate the house of a young heiress. This novel explores the nature of identity and what people do with disguise.

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The book that inspired Park Chan-wook’s astonishing film The Handmaiden.

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize

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.

Additional information

Weight 435 g
Dimensions 198 × 131 × 37 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

548

Language

English

Edition

Reissue

Dewey

823.92 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K