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Alias Grace | [Margaret Atwood]

Alias Grace

Sixteen years have passed since Grace was locked up, at the age of 16, for the cold-blooded murders of her employer and his housekeeper/lover. Her alleged accomplice in the crimes, James McDermot, paid the extreme sentence of the law and was hanged on November 21, 1843. But some thought Grace was innocent, and her sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. After a spell in the Lunatic Asylum she now claims to have no memory of the murders, and so Dr Simon Jordan tries to wake the part of Grace's mind that lies dormant.
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Sixteen years have passed since Grace was locked up, at the age of 16, for the cold-blooded murders of her employer and his housekeeper/lover. Her alleged accomplice in the crimes, James McDermot, paid the extreme sentence of the law and was hanged on November 21, 1843. But some thought Grace was innocent, and her sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. After a spell in the Lunatic Asylum she now claims to have no memory of the murders, and so Dr Simon Jordan tries to wake the part of Grace's mind which lies dormant. But what will he find?

©1996 O.W. Toad Ltd; ©2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Excellent narration of the different characters, lovely Canadian accent and gripping story.


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    Only problem I had was occasionally distinguishing between the opening quotes at each chapter and the start of the story in each case- just needed a slight pause.

    But I absolutely loved this clever book and its telling.

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