[REVIEW] Wildthorn – Jane Eagland

Jane Eagland
Pan Macmillan (UK: 6th March 2009; AU: 1st May 2009); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 6th September 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove thinks she’s been sent to be a companion. Instead, she’s in an asylum, but who’s to blame for signing her in? And why does the staff insist her name is Lucy Childs?

Usually I’m not one for historical fiction, but I’m easily swayed by promises of asylums and/or opium. Thus Wildthorn is my kind of historical, with mysterious fellow inmates, medical treatments, and social commentary. ‘Twould be more interesting if Louisa really was insane, and if breaking out wasn’t so easy. But still, a wonderful escapist romp of a read.

One response to “[REVIEW] Wildthorn – Jane Eagland

  1. Pingback: Review — Wildthorn by Jane Eagland | Urban Bachelorette

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