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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2002 Sarah Waters (P)2002 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Sarah Waters is one of the best storytellers alive today " Matt Thorne, (Independent on Sunday)
"Intensely atmospheric, impeccably paced, and cunningly structured, this is that rarity in contemporary fiction: a deeply serious novel that is also a thumping great read" Douglas Kennedy, (Mail on Sunday)
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By Kate on 01-11-15

Very well read, brilliant story.

Lovely listen, fantastic reader, gripping storyline. Overall, time well spent. If you want a book representative of Victorian England, this is definitely worth it!

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By joanna on 10-02-14

Brilliant!

If you could sum up Fingersmith in three words, what would they be?

clever, gripping, enjoyable

What does Juanita McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She is one of the best narrators I have listened too (and I have listened to 1000's of audiobooks) she really brought all the characters to life and has a beautiful voice. I wlll be buying more books narrated by her!

Any additional comments?

I have listened to all Sarah Waters books now and all are absolutely brilliant, and coupled with such an excellent narrator they make very gripping reads! I thoroughly recommend!

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By Melissathebrave on 07-13-17

well written but a bit dreary

not as fun as I expected, but I guess that's ye old England for you!

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By wesley on 04-25-17

captivating and vivid

outstanding story with many twists. I couldn't stop listening. in every chapter, more of the plot would unfold. captivating! Waters' gift of painting a picture so vividly kept me among the characters for the duration of the novel. stunningly read too, Juanita managed to portray every character (and there were many) with their own personality through only her reading.
cannot wait for the next riveting read.
thank you!

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