The exiles : a novel / Christina Baker Kline.

Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to "the land beyond the s...

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Main Author: Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
Edition:First edition.
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