A Drowned Maiden's Hair : A Melodrama, Paperback

A Drowned Maiden's Hair : A Melodrama Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


By Newbery Medallist Laura Amy Schlitz. "People throw the word 'classic' about a lot, but A Drowned Maiden's Hair genuinely deserves to become one." Wall Street Journal Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence.

So when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until she learns of her new role: helping to stage elaborate seances for bereaved patrons.

As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing the "secret child", she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience.

It takes a shocking betrayal to make clear just how heartless her so-called guardians are.

Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this novel from Newbery Medallist Laura Amy Schlitz features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
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  • Category: Family
  • ISBN: 9781406354164



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Loved it - read it in one sitting. Highly recommend.

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While slow in places it was a very readable story of a young girl adopted by three eccentric sisters who take her from the world of her orphanage where she's treated badly; to be a secret child, hidden away from the public. Little does she know the plans the women have for her but it will strain her trust in people.It's an interesting story with a lot of twists and turns. Interesting and dream-like.

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