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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

By Laura Amy Schlitz

A gothic novel of family mysteries and unlucky orphans.

Maud Flynn, inmate of the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, one day finds herself adopted into a real family, expecting to be pampered and cherished beyond her wildest dreams. But the elderly Hawthorne sisters, led by the charismatic Hyacinth, have other plans for her. As Maud is drawn deeper into the sisters' deception, she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience and independence – until a shocking betrayal makes clear just how heartless her so-called guardians are.

  • Filled with tantalising details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense.
  • Laura Amy Schlitz won the 2008 Newbery Medal for her book, "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village".

About the author

Laura Amy Schlitz has spent most of her life working as a librarian and professional storyteller. She has also been a playwright and an actress, and her plays for young people have been produced in professional theatres all over the US.

ISBN: 9780763638122
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2008
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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