I have a copy of The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell to give away!
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About the book
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell is an exciting debut novel about the last remaining descendant of the Brontës, who embarks on a modern-day literary treasure hunt to find the family’s secret estate, guided only by the sparse clues her eccentric father left behind.
Samantha Whipple is accustomed to the media frenzy that follows her wherever she goes. Since her father’s untimely death, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, and early novel drafts passed down from Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Yet, Samantha has never seen this alleged estate which, for all she knows, is just as fictional as Wuthering Heights.
Everything changes when Samantha enrolls at Oxford University and long lost objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life. Her father’s distinctive copy of Jane Eyre, which should have perished in the fire that claimed his life, appears on Samantha’s dormitory bed pillow as the first of many clues. With the help of a handsome but inscrutable (very Mr. Rochester-esque) professor, Samantha must plunge into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by decoding the clues hidden within the Brontës’ own writing.