(From the publisher):
Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her past, Bessy Buckley takes a job working as a maid in a big country house. But when Arabella, her beautiful mistress, asks her to undertake a series of bizarre tasks, Bessy begins to realise that she hasnít quite landed on her feet. In one of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Jane Harris as created a heroine who will make you laugh and cry as she narrates this unforgettable story about secrets and suspicions and the redemptive power of love and friendship.
Original title: The Observations
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 19th Century