- Published: New York : Harper Perennial, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Description: 504 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Faber & Faber.
As she sits in her Bloomsbury home with her two pet birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter recounts the story of her friendship with Ned Gillespie--a talented artist whose life came to a tragic end before he ever achieved the fame and recognition that Harriet maintains he deserved. In 1888, young Harriet arrives in Glasgow during the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter with Ned, she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in their lives. But when tragedy strikes, culminating in a notorious criminal trial, the certainty of Harriet's new world rapidly spirals into suspicion and despair.
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