by Jo Baker - £7.99 Transworld Publishers Ltd (Black Swan) (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780552779517 | ISBN 10: 0552779512
'If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats,' Sarah thought, 'she would be more careful not to tramp through muddy fields.'
It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and raw. Domestic life below stairs, ruled with a tender heart and an iron will by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman, bearing secrets and the scent of the sea.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2014)