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Young Picador, 2009 - Betrayal - 359 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .

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Louisa Cosgrove is not your typical Victorian girl. As a child she pushed the boundaries, loved science and dissecting things and was not at all a girly-girl. Now as a teen, she wants to be a doctor ... Read full review

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Wildthorn. By Jane Eagland. Graphia / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing (in the US). 2009. 350 pages. $8.99 pbk. 978-0547577364. Grades 9-12. Louisa Cosgrove wants to be a doctor – but ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Born in Essex, Jane Eagland taught English in secondary schools for many years. After doing an MA in creative writing, she now divides her time between writing and tutoring. Wildthorn is her first novel, inpsired by true stories of women who were incarcerated in asylums in the nineteenth century. Jane lives in Lancashire, in a house with a view of the fells.

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