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The manor house governess


Orphaned young and raised with chilly indifference at an all-boys boarding school, Brontë Ellis has grown up stifled by rigid rules and social “norms”, forbidden from expressing his genuine gender identity. His beloved novels lend an escape, until a position as a live-in tutor provides him with a chance to leave St. Mary’s behind. ‘The Manor House Governess’ is a smart, eloquent ode to Jane Eyre with an irresistible queer hero at its heart.

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‘Tender, beautiful and bold. A very special novel.’ LIZZIE HUXLEY-JONES, author of Make You Mine This Christmas’Fun, fresh and clever . . . a huge treat for all fans of Jane Eyre.’ KATIE LUMSDEN, author of The Secrets of Hartwood Hall’A sublime and tenderly written novel.’ BEA FITZGERALD, author of Girl, Goddess, QueenAll Brontë Ellis has ever known is life at St. Mary’s all-boys boarding school, where he lingered first as a student and then as a teaching assistant. So when a chance to forge a new life in Cambridge presents itself, he seizes it with both hands. Arriving at Greenwood Manor as the new live-in tutor, Bron finds himself welcomed by all – the gregarious Mr Edwards, his precocious pupil Ada . . . except for Darcy, the elusive and tempestuous eldest son. Despite the rumours about him, Bron cannot help feeling drawn to the one person who seems determined to avoid him.When tragedy strikes the house, Bron begins to sense dark secrets smouldering beneath Greenwood Manor’s surface. Soon he’s not sure what to believe, or whether he even has a future at Greenwood. Only Darcy holds the key, if he can be persuaded to reveal his heart to Bron . . .’A love letter to the period drama, and one I could not put down.’ WILLIAM HUSSEY, author of Broken Hearts and Zombie Parts’Clever and beautifully written, I loved this.’ EMMA CARROLL, author of The Week at World’s End

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Weight 0.247 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm










Paperback original


823.92 (edition:23)


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