A great and terrible beauty

Libba Bray.

It' s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma' s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she' s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence' s most powerful girls-- and their foray into the spiritual world-- lead to? "From the Hardcover edition."


Rachel DeBuskPosted July 30, 2009

If you're taking a road trip and are looking for an excellent listen, check out Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty, read by the amazing Josephine Bailey on CD Book. It is 1895 and Gemma Doyle's life is in upheaval: she is grieving her mother's ...

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