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The Mad Women’s Ball

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Author: Victoria Mas

Publisher: Transworld

Imprint: Doubleday

Format: Paperback

‘A darkly sumptuous tale of wicked spectacle, wild injustice and the insuppressible strength of women’ EMMA STONEX, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS

‘In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris’ infamous Salpetriere hospital’ PAULA HAWKINS, author of A SLOW FIRE BURNING

‘A beautifully written debut…I have absolutely no doubt it will be one of my favourite novels of 2021.’ AJ PEARCE, author of DEAR MRS BIRD

The Salpetriere asylum, 1885. All of Paris is in thrall to Doctor Charcot and his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad or hysterical, outcasts from society. But the truth is much more complicated – for these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives or strong-willed daughters.

Once a year a grand ball is held at the hospital. For the Parisian elite, the Mad Women’s Ball is the highlight of the social season; for the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope.

Genevieve is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister, she has shunned religion and placed her faith in Doctor Charcot and his new science.

But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19-year-old daughter of a bourgeois family. Because Eugenie has a secret, and she needs Genevieve’s help. Their fates will collide on the night of the Mad Women’s Ball…

 

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AVAILABLE 17TH JUNE 2021 – PRE-ORDER @ 10% DISCOUNT

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Weight.162 kg