The Madwoman Upstairs

The Madwoman Upstairs

A Novel

Book - 2016
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The last surviving descendant of the Brontë family searches for her ancestor's long-rumored secret estate with the help of a handsome Oxford professor using clues left behind by her late, eccentric father and the Brontë's novels.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2016.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501124211
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 24 cm


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ijs111 Dec 27, 2016

A fun read! I highly recommend this for when you need something light yet intriguing.

Dec 26, 2016

I would not recommend this book. It's an interesting story- about a descendant of the Bronte sisters who looks for answers about her past, the family history, etc. But the voice of the narrator is that of a whiny immature twenty-something girl who spends most of her time feeling sorry for herself, insulting everyone around her and generally making a nuisance. I didn't even feel sorry for her when she almost died crawling out of that well (that she stupidly flung herself into).

multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2016

Samantha Whipple has always heard her family was heir to a 'treasure' of Bronte memorablilia, but has never believed it...until now..

Bunny_Watson716 Aug 03, 2016

A fun summertime read set at Oxford's Old College, with lots of allusions to the Brontes, allusions to academic obsessions, and a slow to start - and nearly impossible - romance. Good fun!

May 31, 2016

This story has a bit of everything. It is part chick-lit, part romance and part mystery. I thought it was fast paced and a bit cheeky and perfect for a fun read. It made me want to dust off my old Bronte novels and re-read them this summer.

abruzzo79 May 28, 2016

Enjoyable, much about reading the Brontes, more about personal and family dysfunction and a little romance.

Mar 31, 2016

3.5 stars
An entertaining literary caper featuring the Brontes, Bronte memoribilia, academia, and a taboo romance.
Clever, witty dialog; weak mystery; an overabundance of metaphors and similies.
Now I need to read the Bronte sisters again.


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