A Multi-Layered Literary Treat

The Madwoman Upstairs: A Novel, by Catherine Lowell, (Touchstone), 352 pages, release date 1 March, 2016

Reading The Madwoman Upstairs is like giving yourself a present. It has a range of elements that make it the kind of read that can feel like a mini-vacation. First off, it features a long-running literary rivalry between a pair of academics obsessed with the Brontes. Second, that whole Bronte thing—imagined versions of the sisters and their lives together. There’s also a treasure hunt. And a student room in Oxford that once housed plague victims. Start this book on a weekend, so you don’t have to set it down; pleasure awaits.

March 03 2016 06:37 am | Uncategorized

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