Edition: Hardback
ISBN: 9780571288281
No of pages: 368

Other Editions: Paperback



Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall - HAVISHAM. A reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business.

Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers literature, music and masquerades - elegant pastimes to remove the taint of new money. But for all her growing sophistication Catherine is anything but worldly, and when a charismatic stranger pays her attention, everything - her heart, her future, the very Havisham name - is vulnerable.

Do you recall your first encounter with
Miss Havisham? 

Read Ronald Frame's piece on how he fell for Miss Havisham over on the Faber blog.


Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Genres & Themes: Heroines; Women; Disruption; Class
Characters: Miss Havisham

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