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  • Published: 23 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446454138
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 11 hr 55 min
  • Narrator: Steven Pacey
  • RRP: $21.99

Sleep, Pale Sister




The reissue of Joanne Harris's second novel, a consuming Gothic tale set in 19th century London

Henry Chester, a domineering and puritanical Victorian artist, is in search of the perfect model. In nine-year-old Effie he finds her.

Ten years later, lovely, childlike and sedated, Effie seems the ideal wife. But something inside her is about to awaken.

Drawn by her lover, Mose, into a dangerous underworld of intrigue and blackmail, she meets Fanny Miller, the brothel-keeper, and her shadowy daughter, Marta - murdered ten years ago on the day of Henry's weekly visit...

And as friendship becomes possession and Henry's secret past is revealed, Effie and Marta plan their revenge together.

  • Published: 23 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446454138
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 11 hr 55 min
  • Narrator: Steven Pacey
  • RRP: $21.99

About the author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris’s Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, both also featuring Vianne Rocher, as is her new novel The Strawberry Thief. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.

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Praise for Sleep, Pale Sister

'A hauntingly evocative laudanum-dream of a novel'

Christopher Fowler, Time Out

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