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Confinement

by Katherine McMahon

A story of two young women - both teachers - separated by 100 years of history but linked by small ironies and interconnections and the themes of inspiration, duty and compromise. If Charlotte Bronte had teamed up with Joanna Trollope this would have been the result.

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Sarah marched boldly across to a portrait hanging in the central panel of the back wall. A young woman in a blue gown returned her gaze from prominent grey eyes. Shining brown hair was parted above a stern brow and the jaw did not suggest a kind or tolerant nature ...

Parallels

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
French Lieutenant''s Woman by John Fowles
The Choir by Joanna Trollope
 

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