Affinity

Author: 
Sarah Waters
Blurb: 
An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by an apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina was imprisoned after a séance she was conducting went horribly awry, leaving an elderly matron dead and a young woman deeply disturbed. Although initially skeptical of Selina’s gifts, Margaret is soon drawn into a twilight world of ghosts and shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, until she is at last driven to concoct a desperate plot to secure Selina’s freedom, and her own.
Representation
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Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
Yes
LBGT protagonist: 
Lesbian
Publication
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Publishing date: 
1999
ISBN: 
1860496911
Publisher: 
Virago
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I highly recommend the audiobook performed by Juanita McMahon -- she is fantastic.

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