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It is 1876. Nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to be interviewed for the position of Lady's Maid by the 26th Baroness Tansor, the former Miss Emily Carteret. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the dark and dangerous secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal, and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own closest interests are bound up.
Gradually those secrets are revealed, and with them the truth of who Esperanza really is, forcing agonising obligations on her, and enmeshing her in a complicated web of intrigue, deceit and murder that culminates in betrayal by those she trusted most.
©2008 Dr Harry Sidebottom (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 11-01-09

Not as good as "Meaning of Night'

The author's first novel, the prequel to this one, is one of my favourite novels ever. This is an attempt to provide "bookends" if you will, to the first novel, and it didn't totally succeed for me.
It feels rushed and thrown together in parts and could have used a thorough editing. But there is something about the female lead character that just didn't feel true to me - an example of a male author who can't truly inhabit his creation.
I will read The Meaning of Night over and over in the future, but not The Glass of Time.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nathanael on 09-10-09

Read his first, first!

A book I really could not stop listening to. At several times you felt the conclusion to the story had been reached and there would be yet another twist and turn to keep you on your seats edge. I was not aware until I searched for more of Michael Cox's books that this is a sequel to his first book which will now have to serve as a prequel. Enjoy!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph Michael Roy on 09-01-09

A HOLIDAY MUST!

What a joy it was to listen to this audiobook, I found myself unable to switch off, sometimes keeping me up until after 2am, fantastic plot with all the components necessary to make a very good story. Such a shame that there will be no more words from the pen of Mr Cox.

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